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Harper sneaks through Canada-China FIPA, locks Canada in for 31 years | Sep 15 2014 | Scott Harris | With China's ratification of the Canada-China FIPA long since signed, sealed, and delivered, Canada's ratification of the deal means it will enter into force on October 1.
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Are countries second-class citizens? | Sep 15 2014 | Scott Vrooman | An attempt to moisten the dry topic of investor-state dispute settlement.
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European Commission rejects citizens' initiative on CETA | Sep 12 2014 | Scott Harris | The European Commission -- the executive arm of the EU tasked with negotiating trade agreements, including the Canada-EU CETA and the US-EU TTIP -- rejected a European-wide citizens' initiative.
Is the EI cut a 'job credit'? Try 'job killer' | Sep 12 2014 | David Macdonald | Yesterday the federal government announced a "Small Business Job Credit." The idea is that small businesses will have a portion of what they paid in EI refunded to them, as a "job-creation strategy."
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The Coastal Citizen: The costs of oil and gas | Sep 12 2014 | Erica Butler | The Coastal Citizen takes a look at a global industry taking root off the Atlantic coast, and the concerns being raised about the dangers it poses to our ecosystems and economies.
This is awkward. B.C. has a budget surplus. | Sep 11 2014 | Marc Lee | There is no reason why B.C. cannot afford to really put families first, and invest in a first-class public education system.
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Something is rotten in the state of labour negotiations | Sep 10 2014 | Eve-Lyne Couturier | The balance of power has shifted away from unions and that decline reverberates onto the working conditions of all workers. Isn't it time to return bargaining power where it belongs?
Another handshake, another deal, still the same secrecy | Sep 9 2014 | Scott Harris | Canada and the European Union announced on September 8 that they had completed negotiations on the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Say what?
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Can the NDP challenge Harper on the economy? | Sep 8 2014 | Murray Dobbin | The NDP's announcement that it will push for a national minimum wage if elected suggests that the party may finally be overcoming its aversion to engaging its federal adversaries on the economy.
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If Alberta fracks, why can't we? Dispelling the myth of resource development | Sep 8 2014 | Ralph Surette | Over the years I've been watching the argument evolve with increasing disbelief. It's this: Alberta is rich because it "develops its natural resources" and we're poor because we don't.
Canada's job numbers: Ontario is driving the trends | Sep 8 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | While taking a look at the Canada-wide numbers is important to understanding the economic health of the country, zoning in on the provincial and regional levels can be very informative.
Source: CANSIM 282-0087
Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad job numbers | Sep 8 2014 | Angella MacEwen | Last week Statistics Canada released their first set of job numbers since July 2014. And the news was dismal.

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Conservative Cabinet to ratify Canada-China FIPA, with the Liberals cheering them on. Brachina said...  Biggest surprise about that vote is that there is still a Bloc ;p in
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