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April 24, 2015 |
The terms of the deal for privatizing the Canadian Wheat Board mean that it has been given away to the Saudi Arabian government and a U.S.-based multinational.
April 20, 2015 |
The Hydro One selloff is a short-sighted plan by the Liberal government that will mean higher electricity bills and a loss of billions in long-term revenue.

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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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in 2013
| April 16, 2015
March 16, 2015 |
Speculation continues about possible changes to Ontario's beer retailing system.
| March 14, 2015
February 16, 2015 |
A recent Global News report revealed that privatizing food services in Saskatchewan correction facilities will increase costs.
| February 5, 2015

Harper's cuts to postal service are bad election strategy

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In the future, when people ask where Stephen Harper went wrong, the pundits will say that he messed with the postal service.

This might be the place where a union rep such as myself would do some chest-thumping about the militant history of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). I could talk about the other Prime Ministers who took on the postal workers and lost. I could talk about the fight for maternity leave, or jailed union leaders... But it is not simply CUPW that is hitting back against Harper.

And that is the point.

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| January 8, 2015
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