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Canada-EU trade deal will result in job losses, lower wages, and worse inequality | Sep 29 2016 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | As governments in Europe debate CETA's merits this fall, it may be time for Canadians and their representatives in Parliament to take a second look at this supposedly "progressive" agreement.
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Household debt is far too high -- and why it's going to go higher still | Sep 27 2016 | David Macdonald | When the National Balance Sheet came out this month, the focus was on the need for households to pay down that debt... somehow. But we need to look at the broader debt picture across all sectors.
European Union forces Apple to pay 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes | Sep 20 2016 | Redeye Collective | Apple's tax avoidance is just one of the examples of the global underground economy analyzed in "The Blood Bankers," written by investigative journalist James Henry.
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Trade deals' investor-state provisions: A sub-criminal conspiracy? | Sep 16 2016 | Murray Dobbin | If global trade isn't going to pull the world economy out of its persistent doldrums, why are countries putting so much political energy into signing these agreements?
Report on TPP's economic cost ignores potential damage to innovation and our digital economy | Sep 15 2016 | Meghan Sali | Basing an overall decision on TPP on such a flawed and limited assessment would be "like buying a used car sight unseen."
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Publishing giants just hurt the right to link in a disappointing court ruling. Will the EU Commission follow suit? | Sep 14 2016 | David Christopher | The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don't host such content themselves.
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Heat over hydro dominates Ontario throne speech | Sep 12 2016 | Sheila Block | Today's throne speech was cast as an opportunity for the Ontario government to press the reset button on bad decisions. It didn't.
Cheapening the public: A discussion on the TPP | Sep 10 2016 | Diane Connors | Representatives from the CoC and Unifor recently met with Minister Sohi in Edmonton to discuss concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Trudeau works to get CETA 'over the finish line' at G20 summit in China | Sep 6 2016 | Brent Patterson | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been promoting the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China this weekend.
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Ontario payday loan reforms: A drop in the bucket | Sep 6 2016 | Tom Cooper | The Ontario government has announced some modest reforms to lower the outrageous interest rates charged to customers of payday loan companies. It's a step in the right direction, but is it enough?
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Canada's highly lopsided economic relationship with China | Sep 2 2016 | Jim Stanford | Prime Minister Trudeau leads a big entourage to China this week, in hopes of expanding Canada's foothold in that huge economy. Here are the main features of our current, unbalanced relationship.
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