public interestSyndicate content

Using public credit to benefit everyone

Photo: pointsdevue/Flickr
We need enough people like the striking Quebec students ready to fight for a better future for all.

Related story:


Proposed legislation leaves small non-profits vulnerable to SLAPP suits

October 31, 2014
| The BC government is proposing a major re-write of the legislation that governs close to 27,000 non-profits incorporated in the province. A few clauses are raising alarm bells.
Length: 15:44 minutes (14.42 MB)

Franklin expedition disrupts neat divisions between public and private

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, e010758808/flickr

I'd like to thank the Franklin expedition and its many follow-ups for definitively settling the irritating argument between the private sector and the public sector over who's the problem and who's the solution. That dispute has consumed vast amounts of oxygen since Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher ginned it up in the 1980s. The answer is: it's a stupid argument to start with.


Protecting public debate through anti-SLAPP legislation

Last week, Greenpeace Canada filed a defence in a claim by Resolute Forest Products Inc. This was the result of a failed motion by Greenpeace to have Resolute's claim for intentional interference with economic relations dismissed by the Divisional Court of Ontario, together with an order requiring Greenpeace to pay $20,000 in costs.

It's time to reconsider the dangers of deregulation

Photo: Tony Sprackett/flickr
In the wake of the Mount Polley Mine spill, it's time to reconsider the dangers of deregulation more broadly and rebuild government's capacity to effectively protect the public interest.

Related story:

Photo: Tony Sprackett/flickr
| August 25, 2014
Image: Flickr/Peter
| August 20, 2014
Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce/flickr
| May 5, 2014

Harper's corporate governance: The problem of running government like a business

Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr

You can change the political conversation. Chip in to rabble's donation drive today!

The Senate scandal that will continue to plague Stephen Harper when the House resumes sitting is far more than just a run-of-the-mill scandal, of which Canada has had many over the years. This one seems to present the result of an accumulation of rot, amorality, casual thuggery and complete lack of shame, as one politico put it. It feels like we are approaching the end point of the collapse of public morality.

Syndicate content