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Oct 2, 2018
Trade deal protest. Photo: Fee Plumley/Flickr

The good, the bad and the ugly in NAFTA 2.0

Sujata Dey
At midnight on Sunday, Canada and the U.S. agreed on a new NAFTA deal, now called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly within the agreement.
Blog
Oct 1, 2018
U.S. NAFTA protest. Photo: Jim Winstead/Flickr

NAFTA 2.0 is no cause for celebration

Brent Patterson
Trudeau says it's "a good day for Canada," but is that really the case? While the full text of the USMCA needs to be thoroughly analyzed, a preliminary review raises numerous concerns.
Podcast
Sep 25, 2018
Holding on to working class politics

Holding on to working-class politics

Asia Pacific Currents
The workers' movement has many examples of activists who over time lose their radical politics and accommodate themselves to the confines and rules of the capitalist system.
Blog
Sep 17, 2018

CETA anniversary sees crude oil exports increase

Brent Patterson
The one-year anniversary of CETA is a political moment to reflect and recommit to fighting a "free trade" agenda that worsens the climate crisis and subsumes the imperative of climate justice.
Blog
Sep 12, 2018
Photo: The Searcher/Flickr

One of the worst words in the dictionary

David Suzuki
Durability was a prized attribute of clothing and other products. What's happened? Would a child today happily wear a hand-me-down? How many parents even think of passing clothing on that way?
Blog
Sep 10, 2018

Planned minimum wage hike at risk in Ontario

Krystalline Kraus
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is calling on Doug Ford to repeal the hiked minimum wage that was implemented by the former Liberal government, right after Ford cancelled the basic income pilot.
Book Review
Sep 5, 2018
Annie Lowrey, economic policy reporter and author of 'Give People Money'

'Give People Money': a persuasive case for a basic income

Rohan Ghatage
In her new book, Annie Lowrey crafts a convincing, left-leaning account for why UBI needs to be seriously considered as a means of lifting the world's most destitute well above the poverty line.

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