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Alberta premier calls for better gender balance on boards while preserving the 'Alberta Disadvantage' for women | Mar 5 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely this ironic juxtaposition is a hint the commitment of the Prentice government to the rights of women is not very deep or particularly sincere.
Red:Investments by non-financial businesses from the extractive industries (oil
Private businesses: Stacking up money, not investing | Mar 4 2015 | Eve-Lyne Couturier | Today, corporations pay a much smaller portion of their profits to the government thanks not only to tax cuts, but also to an entire taxation regime designed for their benefit.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Share resource revenue with First Nations, says Harper's handpicked Working Group | Mar 4 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | A joint First Nations and business Working Group on Resource Development, formed in 2013, says industry should share its wealth with First Nations. The provinces will not like that idea much.
Austerity sparks student mobilization on a quiet Manitoba campus | Mar 4 2015 | Scott Neigh | Kaitlyn Gibson and Ian McDonald talk about the new Student Action Network at the University of Manitoba, and its fight to stop major budget cuts.
Doubling TFSA contribution limits: Even nastier than income-splitting | Mar 3 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | Despite the Harper government's claims, it's clear that the Tax-Free Savings Account carries far higher risks than rewards -- for individual Canadians as well as for the economy as a whole.
Photo: JasonParis/flickr
Grocery wars: Lessons from Canada's changing retail landscape | Mar 3 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | As Target Canada tumbled into bankruptcy, Loblaw announced that its fourth-quarter profits more than doubled. What can be learned from this tale of two retailers?
Photo: Traffic in Vancouver by Mark Woodbury on Flickr
Why we're voting YES to new transit and transportation funding in Vancouver | Mar 3 2015 | Iglika Ivanova, Marc Lee, Seth Klein | In the upcoming Vancouver transit and transportation referendum, we think the benefits of a YES outcome outweigh the negatives for the following reasons.
Photo by Alex Pickering
GroundWire | February 25 and March 3, 2015: Homelessness Marathon Edition | Mar 3 2015 | GroundWire | This edition of GroundWire originally aired during the 2015 Canadian Homelessness Marathon, an overnight broadcast showcasing local stories about homelessness.
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From Allende to Syriza, money beats democracy every time | Mar 2 2015 | Gerry Caplan | With the IMF's treatment of Greece after Syriza's triumph, you can almost hear Henry Kissinger whispering "The issues are much too important for the Greek voters to decide for themselves."
Image: Library of Congress, Mary Post Wolcott
Poor people can't cook, and other myths, part two | Mar 2 2015 | Jesse Bauman | By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.
Photo credit: The Wrap
All your wage gap questions answered | Feb 27 2015 | Kate MacIntruff | The wage gap is a thing. It exists. It isn't pretty. It is the face of discrimination. It isn't going to go away if we close our eyes and hold our breath and count to one hundred.
Photo: D Sharon Pruitt/flickr
B.C. Budget 2015 confirms it: We can afford the $10 per day child-care plan! | Feb 27 2015 | Lynell Anderson | Budget 2015 clearly shows that B.C. can afford to start implementing the $10/day child-care plan now -- and it can choose to do so without raising taxes.

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