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Follow the Money, Part 4 -- Who owns the National Post? | Apr 17 2014 | Donald Gutstein | If two foreign interests, with little background in news, own the Canadian newspaper National Post, then is it still Canadian? Hmm, seems like they found a loophole around that.
Capitalism beware: Rethinking imagination to regain our collective purpose | Apr 17 2014 | Max Haiven | This excerpt from 'Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power' suggests the decline in the public sphere is not because capitalism is in crisis, but because capitalism is the crisis.
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Where are the jobs without people in Canada's labour market? | Apr 16 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Statistics Canada released their latest job vacancy data this week, giving us the three-month average ending in January 2014.
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Ontario budget: Don't throw taxes under the bus | Apr 16 2014 | Trish Hennessy | As Ontario inches toward a potential spring election showdown, Premier Kathleen Wynne is making clear that she wants public transit to become the ballot box question.
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A number is never just a number: Equal Pay Day facts | Apr 16 2014 | Hennessy's Index | Recognizing April 16, 2014 as Equal Pay Day is a step in the right direction. But what's still missing is a strategic plan to close the gender pay gap.
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Ontario's slow-growth economy: Better news than you might think | Apr 15 2014 | Armine Yalnizyan | In the past, an entrepreneurial state asked: what kind of future do we want, and how do we get there? Slow growth could nudge us towards those questions again.
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Fighting back against corporatocracy and Big Monopolies | Apr 15 2014 | Mark Taliano | Once freed from the devastating tentacles of the transnational monopolies, Canadians will realize that it's time to call 911 on the corporatocracy. We might then recapture real democracy and freedom.
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Get ready for Equal Pay Day | Apr 15 2014 | Ellie Gordon-Moershel | Pay equity is not about asking for special treatment. It is a human right. Here's how to close the gender pay gap in Ontario.
Temp agency workers insist on $14 minimum wage | Apr 15 2014 | John Bonnar | An increase to $14 an hour would push minimum-wage workers to 10 per cent above the poverty line.
Counter Culture Speaker Series -- David Barsamian: Media, capitalism and climate change | Apr 14 2014 | Tanya Hill | Alternative Radio host David Barsamian was at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver for the 2014 Counter Culture Speaker Series.
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Climate change can be curtailed | Apr 11 2014 | Doug Carrick | How can climate change be changed and how is it already changing? Canada has the capacity and technology to create jobs around renewable energy, so why aren't we?
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Are CEOs panicking over a new style of tax rage brewing? | Apr 10 2014 | Linda McQuaig | For years now, public commentary about taxes has been dominated by a rabid anti-tax movement, but recent rumblings from the progressive side of the tax debate have threatened to shake things up.

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A Living Minimum | Slumberjack said... A Living Minimum Quote: If you are serious about poverty reduction, replacing the minimum wage --...
French economist shows inequality trends gaining strength | DaveW said... Thomas Piketty’s new book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” described by one French newspaper...
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London mayor's cornflakes speech | DaveW said...   and elsewhere http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10479466/Boris-Johnson-some-people-...
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