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WINGS

Women leading energy innovation inside the U.S. government

January 9, 2017
| The U.S. military is the world's biggest consumer of energy, and Katherine Hammack has spent six years working to make it more energy-efficient.
Length: 29:09 minutes (40.03 MB)
Aaron Wudrick
| May 22, 2016
Book Cover: Rebalancing Society
| July 19, 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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Who gets paid more in Canada?

What would happen with the gender pay gap if the private sector compensation looked more like public sector compensation?

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| January 21, 2015
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We know that profit is what business is about. And to the Chamber, the public sector is an opportunity for growth and revenue. But at what cost to the people of Ontario?

UP! Dinosaurs in search of an ice age: The state of labour discourse in Canada

image: Mark Rowlinson

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In late March, at the Broadbent Institute Summit in Ottawa, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the point that social democrats have a tendency to conduct themselves like dinosaurs in search of an ice age; by which she meant that we are most content when we are contemplating our own demise. 

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Photo: flickr/Neil Kremer
| February 17, 2014
Redeye

Book: The Entrepreneurial State

November 12, 2013
| The conventional wisdom says the private sector determines what gets created, then the marketplace determines success or failure of those products. Mariana Mazucatto says that's not how it works.
Length: 16:39 minutes (15.25 MB)
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