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Greece says to Europe: Drop austerity | Jan 27 2015 | Duncan Cameron | The victory in the Greek elections of the anti-capitalist Syriza led by Alexis Tsipras is being celebrated by Europeans rejecting policies that have produced unemployment across the Eurozone.
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What if First Nations (and their poverty) were counted? | Jan 27 2015 | David Macdonald | How can we have an accurate picture of what's happening in Canada when we're actively and deliberately excluding some of the poorest parts of our country from our basic statistics?
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CETA could unravel with decisive Syriza win in Greece | Jan 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | While Syriza has been in the news because of its vow to cancel brutal austerity measures, it has also stated that if elected it would not ratify the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement.
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Downsizing democracy: The end of the world as we know it? | Jan 26 2015 | Murray Dobbin | The exceptionally successful neoliberal campaign to change the "ideological fabric" of society has put western civilization on a track to irreversible collapse. How can we shift course?
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The search for a national clean energy policy in Canada | Jan 26 2015 | Brendan Haley | The ideal policy response to Canada's regional diversity involves implementing geographically specific clean energy transition policies. It does not involve giving up on national carbon pricing.
CETA appears 'wobbly' with provincial dispute, but ISDS lurks on the horizon | Jan 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | Following Newfoundland's discontent, all provincial premiers and territorial leaders should also be thinking through the implications of CETA's investor-state provision on their provincial budgets.
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The triumph of Syriza and the challenge to social democracy and austerity | Jan 26 2015 | Michael Laxer | The victory of Syriza, while being clearly a victory within the specific Greek context, still stands as a challenge to the bankrupt narrative of social democratic acceptance of austerity.
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The House returns and Harper will have to answer for economic turmoil | Jan 25 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Prime Minister Harper now says falling prices in the oil and gas sector are good for the rest of the economy. Still, Finance Minister Oliver has postponed his budget because of market uncertainty.
Ontario auditor general says P3s wasted $8 billion in public funds | Jan 24 2015 | Redeye Collective | Canada is a world leader in the market for public-private partnerships. But when Bonnie Lysyk looked at 74 projects under Infrastructure Ontario, she found a huge cost associated with P3s.
Book: First World Hunger Revisited | Jan 24 2015 | Redeye Collective | When food banks first appeared in Canada almost 30 years ago, there was a vigorous public debate about them. Now they are a familiar institution and food poverty has gotten worse.
Will interest rate cuts convince Harper to give up on a balanced budget? | Jan 23 2015 | Angella MacEwen | The Bank of Canada's view of the Canadian economy stands in sharp contrast to that of the federal government, which is intent on delivering a balanced budget.
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The Bank of Canada's latest move is less surprising than you think | Jan 23 2015 | Hugh Mackenzie | The action by the Bank of Canada should be of concern to Canadians, but not for the reasons cited by the Canadian financial industry.

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