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Good first steps, but further poverty reduction efforts needed in Manitoba | Oct 29 2014 | Kirsten Bernas | There is some good news in the Province's recently released second annual All Aboard report, which tracks poverty and social exclusion in Manitoba. However, it's clear that much more needs to be done.
Is Big Oil a big job creator? | Oct 29 2014 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | By manipulating the numbers, the oil industry is trying to put a positive spin on a non-story. If there's a benefit to the Canadian economy from the oil sands, you won't find it in the job market.
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Canada stands to lose plenty in European free trade deal | Oct 28 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Thank heavens Germany finally blew the whistle on this CETA scam, says Gerry Caplan.
TPP: Near the finish line or still stuck in the pit? | Oct 28 2014 | Scott Harris | The longer talks on the TPP stretch on, the more pressure there is to show some progress and to ultimately seal the deal. The question remains what countries like Canada will be willing to sacrifice.
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What is the 'right amount' for local governments to spend? | Oct 27 2014 | Keith Reynolds | The issue is about more than tax dollars, it is about the services those tax dollars provide. And lower taxes don't always mean either better government or happier citizens.
Episode 159: Jobs, jobs, jobs ... or lack thereof | Oct 27 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, hosted a conference called The Good Jobs Summit on October 3-6, 2014. Here are some highlights.
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Dear 99%: Universal child care? No thanks, we're good. Sincerely, the 1% | Oct 24 2014 | Erika Shaker | Welcome to the kinder, gentler individualism, where poor-bashing is replaced with poor-benevoling. It was on display in mid-October when the federal NDP introduced its plan for $15/day child care.
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A B.C. framework for LNG, part 2: The LNG income tax | Oct 24 2014 | Marc Lee | Well, we saw this coming but it's still sobering to see it in black and white. The B.C. government's decision to cut its proposed LNG Income Tax in half is simply a cave-in to industry.
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A B.C. framework for LNG, part 1: The carbon benchmark | Oct 23 2014 | Marc Lee | The B.C. government's proposed carbon pollution benchmarks for LNG plants leave much to be desired. The package is an impressive display of cognitive dissonance.
Canada's billionaires: Did you hear about the Irvings? | Oct 23 2014 | Geoff Martin | The production and consumption of news is a fundamental liberal democracy. So what happens when one of Canada's richest families owns all the papers in New Brunswick?
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The Canada-Honduras trade agreement: A stain on Canada | Oct 23 2014 | Don Davies | Don Davies, the NDP Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, explains why Canada should not have a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras.
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Solidarity and persistence in the Welfare Food Challenge | Oct 22 2014 | Vanessa Brcic | Though my work binds me to a movement that is standing up for compassionate, equitable and healthy public policy, the Welfare Food Challenge has taught me something more.

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