financial crisis

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Jun 22, 2012
Robin Hood tax. Image: Ferran Esteve/Flickr

Strong public support for financial transaction taxes

Toby Sanger
An international poll commissioned by the International Trade Union Confederation found very strong support in many countries, including Canada, for the introduction of Financial Transaction Taxes.
Blog
May 15, 2012
MEPs discuss how to kick-start Greek economy with Troika members. Photo: Pietro Naj-Oleari/ European Parliament/Flickr

Understanding the crisis in Greece

Brian Topp
Canadians owe the people of Greece our solidarity in the face of this overwhelming crisis. We also owe ourselves a detailed understanding of all of this.
Columnists
May 15, 2012

Banks and the derivatives scam

Those who believe the financial meltdown was a one-off fluke and that lessons have been learned to prevent a re-occurrence, need to think again. Derivatives operations bedevil the world economy today.
Podcast
May 12, 2012
Redeye

The big banks' big secret

Redeye
In 2008 Stephen Harper said that Canada has the only banks in the western world that were not looking at bailouts. But a new report says that several banks did need extra money.
Blog
May 7, 2012
Photo: Aude Guerrucci/francois hollande/Flicker

France elects a 'normal' president in Francois Hollande

Brian Topp
On election day in Paris, Place de la Bastille (home of the left) was full and Place de la Concorde (home of the right) was empty. As sure a sign as any that the Socialist Party was about to win.
Blog
May 1, 2012
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Montreal. Photo: Wally Gobetz/Flickr

Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout

David Macdonald
The CCPA released my report, "The Big Banks' Big Secret," which provides the first public estimates of the emergency funds taken by Canadian banks.
Blog
Apr 30, 2012
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Quebec tuition: Between a rock and hard place?

Nick Falvo
The current "crisis" in Quebec over tuition fees has been created by federal governments that have defunded Canadian universities, putting provincial governments "between a rock and a hard place."

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