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Democracy is dead, corporatocracy is alive

| February 17, 2014

Blissful ignorance: Another Conference Board report on P3s

| August 22, 2013

'Whatever business wants': Harper government continues attack on workers

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Some believe the Public Service Alliance of Canada's "Stephen Harper Hates Me" campaign slogan is over the top. But it may actually be too limited in scope. Harper's bunch hasn't just targeted those employed in the public service, but every Canadian whose pay and work conditions interferes with the corporate world's drive for ever more profit.

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Fiscal 'crisis' in context: Two indicators

Net government financial debt

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With all the predictions of doom and gloom coming from the austerity camp, one would think that Canada was already about to hit the famed (but never seen) "debt wall." Before we get too carried away, however, with the scary debt stuff, consider these two indicators of the fundamental fiscal fragility/stability of Canadian governments.

Unpacking the myth that public sector workers are overpaid

Toronto rally, September 2011. Austerity is the order of the day at all levels of government. (Photo: postbear / flickr)

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Do public sector employees make too much money? The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) thinks so. Their study from late 2008, entitled 'Wage Watch,' claims that public sector workers are overpaid by a whopping 24.9 per cent.

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Mayday, Mayday, Mayday: A distress call on May Day

[venez] m'aide[r]. Photo: Pedro Moura Pinheiro/Flickr

The other Mayday is a distress call. It comes from the French "m'aidez," or help me. When repeated three times on a radio frequency, Mayday signifies grave and imminent danger. If such a call had gone out May 2, 2011 -- the night of the election of a majority Harper government -- a significant number of Canadians would not have thought it a hoax.

Karl Nerenberg

Hill Dispatches: PSAC fights an 'absurd choice'

| December 7, 2011
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Public sector unions and the assault on public services

November 9, 2011
| Business elites are attacking the last remaining stronghold of unionism -- public sector workers. Michael Hurley says unions need creative new strategies in response.
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The fundamentals are pretty shaky

| October 4, 2011
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