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UN Committee supports charities in fight for freedom of expression | Jul 29 2015 | Megan Hooft | Canada has received a rebuke from a United Nations treaty monitoring body for its lack of respect for human rights. Canada's charities breathe a sigh of relief.
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The executives who are holding us ransom | Jul 29 2015 | Simon Tremblay-Pepin | How is public corporation executives' level of compensation like a ransom? Simon Tremblay-Pepin explains the logic behind the metaphor: first, the kidnapping, then, the ransom.
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DMV privatization is about politics, not economic sense | Jul 28 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Privatizing isn't about delivering better service, providing service more efficiently, or even saving the government money in the long run.
Iceland's Pirate Party and the woman who co-founded it | Jul 25 2015 | Christina Aanestad | Iceland's banking meltdown created a political opening for honest pirates.
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Harper is right: The election is about security versus risk | Jul 24 2015 | Murray Dobbin | Kicking off the election campaign, Harper proclaimed that "this October Canadians will choose security over risk." The question is, of course, what kind of security and risk are we talking about?
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The absurdity of government austerity | Jul 23 2015 | Ole Hendrickson | Government austerity is an oxymoron. The responsibility of governments is to engage with what is happening in the external world and act as initiators of change.
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The numbers are clear. Harper economics lead to a Harper deficit. | Jul 23 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | Confirmation that federal government finances have fallen back into deficit raises more questions about Harper's image, now more myth than reality, as a sound economic manager.
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Premiers prioritize pipelines over climate change in recent summit | Jul 22 2015 | James Wilt | Canada's premiers have elected to push tar sands expansion over emissions reductions, making the quest to escape the status of environmental pariah considerably more difficult.
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This is a recession, Joe Oliver. And it was preventable. | Jul 21 2015 | Jerry Dias | Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz didn't actually use the "R" word: recession. But his monetary policy report last Wednesday said it all the same, using numbers instead of words.
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What Greece's new deal means for democracy | Jul 20 2015 | Matthew Corbeil | Syriza's defeat is but another setback for the world's democratic forces, something we should be pretty used to by now.
The Trans-Pacific trade agreement: A partnership of one | Jul 20 2015 | Scott Vrooman | Much like the entire KFC menu, if we knew what was in the TPP, we'd be having none of it.
Shut up and take my money! Or, why cash transfers aren't a silver bullet for food banks, part three | Jul 20 2015 | Jesse Bauman | People living on a low income need more money, but cash transfers aren't a silver bullet.

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Canada in recession? You are doing one hell of a job Stephen Harper! NorthReport said... Re·ces·sion rəˈseSH(ə)n/ noun  1.a period of temporary economic decline during which trade...
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Investment tip: Green Energy Rikardo said... Rght on. I read that most of the new investment is wind or sun. But regulation is important. in
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