Unlearning Patriarchy | Nov 28 2015 | Frieda Werden of WINGS | Scholar says patriarchy is a recent overlay on human society
Stop the Trojan treaty – Brussels 04/02/15 Friends of the Earth Europe/Lode Said
Trade deals could lock in fossil fuel exports to Europe | Nov 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Natural Resources Defense Council has projected that Europe could be receiving 700,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen a day by 2020, thanks to trade deals like CETA and TTIP.
Image: EFF Photos/flickr
Trade deals and the neoliberal underpinnings of xenophobia | Nov 27 2015 | Rick Salutin | There's a new element in the toxic formula of global xenophobia: anxiety among economically precarious people over globalization and trade deals.
Image: Flickr/Jason Hargrove
Short-term gain for long-term pain: Ontario's 2015 fall economic statement | Nov 27 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen, Sheila Block | It isn't easy being a Minister of Finance. Especially when your starting point is: we want to meet the zero deficit target in 2017 we set five years ago.
Image: Flickr/bcgovphotos
Five signs the B.C. economy is weak -- and what this means for 2016 | Nov 27 2015 | Iglika Ivanova | Yesterday, the B.C. provincial government released its 2015/16 Second Quarterly Report. The news is not very good.
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
Five signs the B.C. economy is weak and what this means for Budget 2016 | Nov 26 2015 | Iglika Ivanova | This week, the provincial government released its update on where provincial finances are at six months into the fiscal year and where the economy is heading. The news is not very good.
Vancouver aims to rival Ottawa at Sunday's Global Climate March | Nov 26 2015 | Brad Hornick | While many are aware of a large climate demonstration gaining steam in Ottawa, planned this Sunday, a large crowd is also expected in Vancouver after considerable groundwork by local organizations.
Photo: Kevin M Klerks/flickr
Manitoba's shrinking economic inequality: Who's keeping score? | Nov 25 2015 | Lynne Fernandez | Could the Manitoba government do more? Absolutely. Is there room for criticism? No doubt. But let's play fair.
Photo: Twitter
Don't panic: What the deficit means for Canada and the Liberals | Nov 20 2015 | David Macdonald | The Liberals not also promised in the election campaign to carry a deficit of no more than $10 billion -- but now the numbers don't add up. What can they do?
Photo: Council of Canadians
Trudeau supports free trade, but promises consultations on the TPP | Nov 19 2015 | Brent Patterson | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Minister Stephane Dion are now in Manila, the Philippines for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
Photo: vancouver foodbank/flickr
Why do so many people need food banks when the B.C. economy is growing? | Nov 19 2015 | Iglika Ivanova | It seems economic growth post-recession has done little to improve the lives of B.C.'s most vulnerable residents -- those who rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families.
Photo: Sander van der Wel. Used under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-SA 2.0).
Is your pension fund in climate denial? | Nov 19 2015 | Marc Lee | Canadian pension funds have been living in a form of climate denial through their major holdings of fossil fuel stock, and are thus exposed to risks from new policies to address climate change.

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