Along with so many others in Canada these days, we at Inter Pares are reflecting upon the seemingly ubiquitous and far-reaching nature of corporate power.
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Slap suits are a common tactic which corporations use to shut down criticism. Four speakers talk about how to slap down slap suits at Media Democracy Days 2016.
The NDP has a choice. It can stress social democratic measures to fix inequality, or it can go further and attack the unjust, failing economy, and expose the choices directed by corporate power.
The failure of oil companies to pass on lower prices to consumers has not been a feature of election 2015.
Citizens will pay attention to a leader who wants to defend them against high gas and fuel oil prices, corporate tax cheats, and banks with a hand in their pocketbooks.
The number of billionaires in the world in 2014 reached 2,325 -- a 7 per cent increase since last year and it represents an all-time record high. They control nearly 4 per cent of the world's wealth.
Once freed from the devastating tentacles of the transnational monopolies, Canadians will realize that it's time to call 911 on the corporatocracy. We might then recapture real democracy and freedom.
It's time to dethrone corporate power and open up dialogue for a better Canada. Progressives need to address the issues, clarify the confusion and offer bold alternatives to this neoliberal agenda.
The ongoing case has stalled ratification of the Canada-China FIPA for over a year and could for another six months as an important legal appeal gets underway.