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Free trade agreements enshrine corporate rights

June 18, 2015
| When governments try to protect the environment or promote the local economy, free trade agreements allow companies to sue for billions of dollars for lost profits. Murray Dobbin explains how.
Length: 16:10 minutes (14.81 MB)

How governing the Bank of Canada could be changed forever

Earlier this month, it was announced that the federal government is continuing to appeal a decision which could change the way the Bank of Canada is governed.

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Money matters: COMER v. Canada

PHOTO: flickr/Evan Bench

The great challenge of our time is wresting control of our lives from Big Money, beginning with the control of our national finance.

Our forefathers did just that 80 years ago during the Great Depression when they established the central bank, The Bank of Canada. The Bank was to be owned by the people of Canada, responsible to Parliament, and generally to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada.



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| June 4, 2015

Book: 'The Poor Get Prison'

May 29, 2015
| As the economy of the U.S. continues to stagnate, the banks have escaped scot free and the poor are targeted. Karen Dolan is author of a new report about the criminalization of poverty.
Length: 16:35 minutes (15.19 MB)
Image: Flickr/Dave Courneyer
| May 19, 2015
Bad luck, iron.
| May 1, 2015

Quebec students on strike against austerity

April 22, 2015
| Scenes of Montreal streets filled with striking students are reminiscent of the 2012 campaign against tuition hikes. This time, students are protesting a harsh province-wide austerity program.
Length: 15:13 minutes (13.94 MB)
| April 22, 2015

The five biggest outrages from the Conservative budget

Among the many galling, short-sighted, and ultimately destructive components of this federal budget, here are five that stand out.

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