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It's time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States | May 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | We now live in the 21st century, a digital age, and it's time to recognize access to fairly priced banking service as a human right.
What happens to TFWs and service workers displaced from Fort McMurray? | May 20 2016 | Some may not qualify for EI, others are on closed work permits. Ask the government to make sure they are supported.
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New Zealand's Kiwibank delivers lessons for postal banking in Canada | May 18 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Canada's postal system is under review, and creating a postal banking system is a major talking point. rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how postal banking has worked out in New Zealand.
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Government should pursue wealthy tax dodgers, not serve the rich and powerful | May 13 2016 | Murray Dobbin | Are Justin Trudeau's Liberals the same old Bay Street Party? The litmus test will be how he deals with tax law-breakers at accounting firm KPMG and their apologists in the Canada Revenue Agency.
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What we need to know about neoliberalism (before it's too late) | May 12 2016 | Ed Finn | This is Part 1 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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The Fight for $15 in Nova Scotia: A bottom-up approach that benefits us all | May 12 2016 | Christine Saulnier | This week the Nova Scotia NDP introduced a private member's bill that would see the Nova Scotia minimum wage increase to $15 per hour by the year 2019 for all workers.
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In Canada's concentrated banking industry, what we need is a public bank | May 12 2016 | Linda McQuaig | While the Trudeau government's review of Canada Post is primarily focused on the issue of reinstating home delivery, the prospect of postal banking may be the more far-reaching and intriguing idea.
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Zombie ideas on pension reform rise again | May 11 2016 | Hugh Mackenzie | It is time for governments to call a halt to the self-interested lobbying of the financial services industry and move on to the task of repairing our badly broken retirement income system.
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An invitation to protest the TPP this week | May 11 2016 | Brent Patterson | The House of Commons standing committee on international trade will be in Montreal, Quebec City, Windsor and Toronto and civil society will be there to let them know that they want the TPP stopped.
Responding to economic critiques of the Leap Manifesto | May 11 2016 | Redeye Collective | The Leap Manifesto has been called divisive, naïve and economically unsustainable. Christopher Majka says these critiques are rooted in a misunderstanding of what the Manifesto aims to do.
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Panama Papers confirm Canada's tax system is in desperate need of repair | May 10 2016 | Alex Hemingway | Investment in the public sphere is needed more than ever. Yet many citizens are understandably skeptical about supporting a tax system that lets the wealthiest off the hook for their fair share.
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The limits of capitalism | May 9 2016 | Daryn Caister | Discussing capitalism, and the idea that our system seems to be based on a faulty belief that we have infinite resources.

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