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Debunking the Bogeyman: What role do credit ratings agencies actually play? | Jul 22 2014 | Joyce Nelson | In Part One of this three-part series on rating the rating agencies, Joyce Nelson looks at the role the Big Three CRAs had in the economic crisis.
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Funding denied? Inconceivable! The Fire Swamp of Canadian student aid | Jul 22 2014 | Jordan Maclaren | Canadian university students, welcome to the perils of the Fire Swamp, where it can be incredibly difficult to qualify for the resources you need to go to school.
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Austerity bites: When the 'cure' just aggravates the disease | Jul 22 2014 | Rick Goldman | Is the whole economic logic underlying austerity fundamentally flawed? Does the "cure" aggravate the disease? Unfortunately it is and it does.
The Canada Revenue Agency becomes an arm of the PMO | Jul 22 2014 | J. Baglow | Harper's latest attack on dissent is being managed through a proxy -- the CRA. At an accelerating pace, dissent from the official government line is being stamped out in Canada.
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Will carbon offsets be the 'indulgences' for our LNG sins? | Jul 21 2014 | Marc Lee | As we look down the road towards an LNG industry that threatens to completely blow B.C.'s GHG targets, be wary of claims that offsets will absolve our carbon sins.
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Bond rating agencies and the economics of ugly forebodings | Jul 18 2014 | Rick Salutin | Where do bond rating agencies get the nerve? They loom over economic policy like divine oracles, telling lenders how safe to feel when making loans and what interest rates to charge governments.
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What's wrong with the pursuit of a debt-free B.C.? | Jul 18 2014 | Marvin Shaffer | The issue is not whether the promise of a debt-free B.C. will be achieved. The issue is whether it was ever a reasonable policy objective in the first place.
Students are struggling to find summer jobs for the sixth year in a row | Jul 18 2014 | Kayle Hatt | New data from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey released Friday shows that students are struggling to find summer jobs for the sixth year in a row.
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The high financial risk of Alberta's tar sands in a carbon-constrained world | Jul 17 2014 | Marc Lee | Carbon budgeting is a fairly new way of conceptualizing the economic and public policy challenges associated with climate change, with key implications for fossil fuel development.
The TPP came to Ottawa and all I got was this lousy secrecy | Jul 16 2014 | Scott Harris | The first high-level round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ever held in Canada wrapped up on July 12 in Ottawa, with negotiators sneaking out the back door to avoid notice.
EI is not actually helping low-income Canadians | Jul 16 2014 | David Macdonald | While we may consider EI a strong social support system, its current construction makes it particularly regressive for Canada's lowest-income families.
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Measuring the effects of austerity on public services in Quebec | Jul 15 2014 | Simon Tremblay-Pepin | Quebec's government has radically reduced its spending growth because it has decided that we need to tighten our belts collectively. Let's look into who will be most affected.

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