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Failure of democracy has many root causes | Dec 2 2016 | Rick Salutin | Politics is rife with failures of all kinds. Take for instance the failure of identity politics in the U.S. or the failure of political rights under Fidel Castro.
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Canada's divestment from good jobs and green production | Nov 30 2016 | The story of Canadian steel
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Cash for access to Justin Trudeau and Liberal cabinet ministers | Nov 29 2016 | Duncan Cameron | "Pay to play": that is what businesses looking for contracts or friendly legislation are told by insiders paid to know how to make things happen in Canada.
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Red, black and click on Black Friday | Nov 29 2016 | Kelly Okamura | On this show: Black Friday in Canada, and shopping with students at a charity thrift store.
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Welcome to CETA and the Liberals' faith-based reality | Nov 25 2016 | Murray Dobbin | When it comes to trade and investment deals, the facts mean nothing. The federal government makes its own "reality" by crafting "facts" to fit its policy objectives.
U.K. employment tribunal rules in favour of Uber drivers | Nov 22 2016 | Redeye Collective | A panel of judges in the U.K. say Uber has to pay its drivers a national living wage and give them holiday pay, in their ruling on a case brought by two Uber drivers in London.
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Workers talk about why Ontario needs to change its labour laws | Nov 19 2016 | Learn why the fight to change labour laws matters to working people
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Stop Trump copycats by listening to workers on trade | Nov 18 2016 | Angella MacEwen | Pretending that everything is OK, only listening to advice from those who clearly stand to benefit from the Canada-EU deal -- that is one of the elements behind Trump's rise.
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How will Trudeau approach NAFTA renegotiations? | Nov 18 2016 | Brent Patterson | U.S. president-elect Donald J. Trump has promised to renegotiate NAFTA. What will the Trudeau government's position be going into these talks?
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Ontario housing affordability promises are symbolic, not necessarily effective | Nov 17 2016 | Zohra Jamasi | In his fall economic update, Ontario's Minister of Finance Charles Sousa promised relief to homebuyers, but is it enough to cool rising housing costs in hot markets like Toronto?
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Where's the evidence for a health care sustainability crisis in Canada? | Nov 16 2016 | Barret Weber | There's plenty of work to be done to ensure Alberta's health-care system serves the public interest, but another systemic reorganization won't get us there.
Using film to challenge the dubious economics of tar sands and fracking | Nov 16 2016 | Scott Neigh | David Lavallee talks about his new documentary film, "To the Ends of the Earth."

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Liberal infrastructure plans to be paid for via privatization mark_alfred said... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/mps-grill-morneaus-growth-a... If they follow through...
White men in U.S. are dealing poorly with economic despair SeekingAPoliticalHome said... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/07/suicide-rates-rise-butte... I have hearing about...
Discontent in China SeekingAPoliticalHome said... http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/09/china-economy-160913... I have posted before on...
Automation and Jobs SeekingAPoliticalHome said...       I put up a thread a couple weeks back about manufacturing being sent to...
Canada debt spotlight SeekingAPoliticalHome said... You hear a lot of talk of government debt being a problem but you rarely hear about other sectors...
Canadian Submarine Fleet Needs Billions To Stay Afloat Sean in Ottawa said... CanadianEh19 wrote:http://www.nationalpost.com/m/search/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/...
Does Canada export tyranny or democracy to the world iyraste1313 said... Please don't just stop at the arms trade......Canada's support for its mining industry is in gross...
My take on the Canadian economy Rev Pesky said... Number one thing you're going to have to do, if you want people to spend time watching (or...
CPP now investing $1 Billion in World's Top War Industries iyraste1313 said... the solution clearly is a class action suit by CPP contributors...which should focus on the...
Time to nationalize Bombardier mark_alfred said... http://rankandfile.ca/2016/03/29/bombardier-time-to-nationalize/ I just found the above article....

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