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Tomorrow's federal budget may deliver a surplus but it will fall short on delivering solutions to many of the problems Canadians are facing.

SOLD! Canadian Wheat Board no longer quite so Canadian

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"Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that G3, a joint venture owned by two foreign corporations, Bunge and the Saudi investment company SALIC, is the beneficiary of CWB privatization. With this, the Conservative government has accomplished the biggest transfer of wealth away from farmers in the history of Canada," said Jan Slomp, National Farmers Union (NFU) President.

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| April 16, 2015
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| April 16, 2015
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| April 16, 2015

Not Rex: John Baird and his post-Harper career

Poor John Baird. He was seemingly bared from Conservative party leadership, so he had to take his huge pension early and try to hack it in the private sector.

If there was ever an argument for the separation of capital and state, its name is John Baird.

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| April 15, 2015

Harper's balanced budget legislation is dangerous. Here are five better options.

Karl Nerenberg provides five better options for the Harper government since it is so intent upon changing rules.

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Meeting Castro: Harper fails history, feigns support for democracy

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Stephen Harper met Cuban President Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City last weekend. Officials called it a "pull aside" to signify it was not a formal sit-down meeting, but the prime minister still described it as "a long and detailed" conversation.

If Stephen Harper has gotten his way, Cuba would still be uninvited to the regular get-togethers of heads of government, held under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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| April 14, 2015
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