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Dear 99%: Universal child care? No thanks, we're good. Sincerely, the 1% | Oct 24 2014 | Erika Shaker | Welcome to the kinder, gentler individualism, where poor-bashing is replaced with poor-benevoling. It was on display in mid-October when the federal NDP introduced its plan for $15/day child care.
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A B.C. framework for LNG, part 2: The LNG income tax | Oct 24 2014 | Marc Lee | Well, we saw this coming but it's still sobering to see it in black and white. The B.C. government's decision to cut its proposed LNG Income Tax in half is simply a cave-in to industry.
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A B.C. framework for LNG, part 1: The carbon benchmark | Oct 23 2014 | Marc Lee | The B.C. government's proposed carbon pollution benchmarks for LNG plants leave much to be desired. The package is an impressive display of cognitive dissonance.
Canada's billionaires: Did you hear about the Irvings? | Oct 23 2014 | Geoff Martin | The production and consumption of news is a fundamental liberal democracy. So what happens when one of Canada's richest families owns all the papers in New Brunswick?
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The Canada-Honduras trade agreement: A stain on Canada | Oct 23 2014 | Don Davies | Don Davies, the NDP Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, explains why Canada should not have a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras.
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Solidarity and persistence in the Welfare Food Challenge | Oct 22 2014 | Vanessa Brcic | Though my work binds me to a movement that is standing up for compassionate, equitable and healthy public policy, the Welfare Food Challenge has taught me something more.
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Victory for Workers United local 2641 in Guelph | Oct 21 2014 | Ella Bedard | Workers United members fight two-tiered contracts and win!
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A cheat sheet for Kevin McArthur on Tahoe Resources' tactics to silence opposition in Guatemala | Oct 17 2014 | Jennifer Moore | Tahoe Resources CEO summoned to testify about criminalization around Guatemala mine. He might need this cheat sheet.
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B.C. builds lots of housing. But you can't afford any of it. | Oct 17 2014 | Marc Lee | British Columbia spent $19.5 billion on new housing in 2012. So why is none of it affordable?
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The curious case of the Canada-Korea free trade deal | Oct 17 2014 | Jim Stanford | Troubling political factors are more important in explaining the Conservative rush to sign FTAs than any belief that they would actually boost the economy.
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What are Community Benefit Agreements? | Oct 17 2014 | Ella Bedard | At the Good Jobs Summit, Community Benefit Agreements were one of the proposed ways of creating good jobs. But what does a Community Benefit Agreement really mean?
What happens in Parliament from now to December matters | Oct 17 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Harper government will introduce a Fiscal Update that includes tax cuts, mostly of the boutique kind. First, it will table the next budget implementation bill that will likely have some surprises.

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