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Boosting minimum wages, boosting the economy from the bottom up | Oct 20 2016 | Armine Yalnizyan | Boost the minimum wage and you boost the economy, from the bottom up. Here's why we should be raising the roof about the benefits of raising the wage floor.
Our last chance to knock down the TPP is here, let's seize it! | Oct 20 2016 | Marie Aspiazu | The clock is ticking as the government's public consultations on the TPP close on October 31, so it’s never been more important that all Canadians stand together to knock down the worst trade deal
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Putting patient food in the hands of corporations reveals the trouble with normal | Oct 14 2016 | Murray Dobbin | It's amazing what we gradually accept as normal -- even admirable -- in how we treat each other in Canada. As Bruce Cockburn's song suggests, the trouble with normal is it always gets worse.
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A rational voice in a time of austerity, Douglas Peters could have set Canada on a different path | Oct 14 2016 | Linda McQuaig | There were few in Ottawa inner circles resisting Paul Martin's deep spending cuts as Finance Minister, but one strong dissenting voice came from Douglas Peters, who died last week at the age of 86.
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We can't dig our way out of the fossil fuels pit | Oct 12 2016 | David Suzuki | Most governments have committed to the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to two degrees above pre-industrial levels, with an aspirational goal of 1.5 degrees. We're nearing the latter.
Canada's women lagging way behind in the workplace -- and we can do so much better | Oct 12 2016 | Kate Bezanson | Where are all the women in Canada's labour force?
Image: Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979)
Cineplex hikes ticket prices in pursuit of record profits, blames its low-waged workers | Oct 6 2016 | Nora Loreto | As rates are increasing at Cineplex theatres, the corporation's attempt to spin the hikes are dubious at best -- but the CBC still ate it up.
It takes money to produce the Toronto we want | Oct 1 2016 | John Cartwright, Maureen O'Reilly | Toronto needs new revenues -- to build subways and fix roads but also to increase social programs that prevent gun violence, increase access to child care and provide safe recreational opportunities.
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'The world must jettison neoliberal ideology': A globalization wake-up call | Sep 30 2016 | Murray Dobbin | If recent mainstream economic reports are to be taken seriously, some of the big brains managing global capitalism these days are starting to lose faith in their neoliberal ideology.
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Monetary reform and Paul Hellyer's vision for a new social contract | Sep 30 2016 | Christopher Majka | Re-asserting public control over our money supply is a critical democratic and economic issue. Paul Hellyer has spent decades advocating for monetary reform and at age 93 is not slowing down.
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Canada-EU trade deal will result in job losses, lower wages and worse inequality | Sep 29 2016 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | As governments in Europe debate CETA's merits this fall, it may be time for Canadians and their representatives in Parliament to take a second look at this supposedly "progressive" agreement.

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