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Occupy Rogers! Occupy Bell! Let's make telecom public | Sep 1 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Bringing Bell and Rogers and Telus and Shaw under public ownership? Now that's a cause worth marching for. Everyone's mad as hell at these guys, so why do we still have to take it?
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Where is the economic action for women in the North? | Aug 29 2014 | Kate McInturff | An economic plan that would work for women in the North has to accommodate the realities of where they work, how they work and the constraints imposed by their unpaid work.
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B.C. today: Labour conflict or school reform? | Aug 29 2014 | Helesia Luke | Did the B.C. Liberal government just bluff on that $40-a-day voucher plan or do they really want to have that battle over public education now?
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Five reasons why Ontario's latest economic update matters | Aug 28 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | The numbers for the first quarter of 2014 were released in the heat of summer. A closer look tells us this update deserves more attention than it got. Here are some highlights.
Probing the pitfalls for CETA in the ratification process | Aug 28 2014 | Brent Patterson | While the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement may be signed on September 25, the deal will not be done at that point. It will still need to survive a bruising two-year or more ratification process.
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There's a revolution transforming universities. But into what? | Aug 27 2014 | Simon Tremblay-Pepin | The Economist says there's a revolution underway in the university brought about by rising costs, transformations in the labour market and technological shifts. Haven't we heard this discourse before?
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Will Burger King buying Tim Hortons mean money for Canada? Wrong! | Aug 26 2014 | David Macdonald | The loss of U.S. taxes from Burger King is Canada's benefit right? Turns out, not so much. Canada will see none of that money and essentially gains nothing from this deal.
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The second most powerful woman in the world | Aug 26 2014 | Duncan Cameron | While Angela Merkel is ranked the most powerful woman in the world, Janet Yellen has come forward as the most important voice, suggesting that wage deflation dampens economic recovery.
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The Wilderness Committee celebrates as crude oil shipment plans derail | Aug 26 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | Activists in Manitoba celebrate as Omnitrax shelves crude oil shipping plans through the Port of Churchill.
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Memo to Nova Scotia's Tax and Regulatory Review: Raise taxes! | Aug 25 2014 | Ralph Surette | Here's something else that would advance our cause in Nova Scotia if we could only talk about it without the pious platitudes: taxation.
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Why we should care about labour force numbers | Aug 25 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Labour economists dissect the details of the monthly Labour Force Survey, hungry for data and answers. But why should we care about the number or proportion of part-time workers anyway?
Out of the Cold program closures in Waterloo region | Aug 25 2014 | Grand River Media Collective, Rachel Avery | Brayden, an organizer with Kitchener's Alliance Against Poverty, speaks about the Out of the Cold shelter and food program now that a fourth host site has backed out.

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