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Brexit may be what happens when economic considerations overtake us | Jun 24 2016 | Rick Salutin | Reducing multifarious human beings to sets of economic data is irrational. Oddly, humans often agree. They'll frequently consider losing out economically to being diminished existentially.
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U.K. voters face a choice between Brexit and the European dream | Jun 21 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The U.K.'s Brexit referendum has exploded with unexpected force onto the world stage. Despite dodgy leadership, Brexit voters are numerous, and the outcome of the referendum is in doubt.
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Feds and (most) provinces agree to (very modestly) enhance pensions | Jun 21 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government has done what the Harper Conservatives said couldn't be done. It has negotiated a deal with the provinces to raise CPP contributions and enrich pension payouts.
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When the Tories and the Fraser Institute team up to attack plans to improve the CPP, you know it needs fixing! | Jun 19 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Seniors living in poverty may suit Conservatives, the Fraser Institute and the media. It shouldn't suit Canadians.
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Five economic reasons to diss the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Jun 17 2016 | Sujata Dey | People who support free trade agreements usually make one frequent argument: these agreements will help our bottom line. Here are five reasons why the TPP and CETA will not make you and me wealthier.
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Free trade extends scope and power of corporate oligarchy | Jun 16 2016 | Ed Finn | This is Part 2 of a three-part series that examines the ideology of neoliberalism and the enormous harm its implementation imposes on people and the planet.
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Gains in construction pull up Ontario employment in May | Jun 16 2016 | Zohra Jamasi | Employment in Ontario increased by 21,600 jobs compared to 14,000 jobs across the country. Ontario gains in construction acted as the main driver.
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Social enterprises create pride through decent work | Jun 16 2016 | Josh Brandon, Molly McCracken | Social enterprises fill an important gap in Manitoba's economy for those struggling to enter the workforce.
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Despite collective profits of $34.8B, the big banks need you to pay more in account fees | Jun 15 2016 | Nora Loreto | Canada's major banks are at it again: they're hiking user fees. Last year, Canada's six major banks made $34,880,000,000 in profits.
Solidarity Winnipeg: Grassroots renewal against austerity in Manitoba | Jun 15 2016 | Scott Neigh | Sofia Soriano and David Camfield talk about the work of a new multi-issue, grassroots group called Solidarity Winnipeg.
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Despite tough talk, Trudeau shies away from tackling Bay Street's chronic tax avoidance | Jun 9 2016 | Linda McQuaig | Recent scandals with KPMG and the Panama Papers leaks reveal Canada Revenue's standard kid-glove treatment for the wealthy and powerful.
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Common sense says Canada should say no to trade deals | Jun 6 2016 | Rick Salutin | Elementary logic suggests that deals (they're rarely called "free trade" deals any more) written in secret with only corporate figures present alongside governments will reflect -- guess who?

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