Economy

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Uruguay to sell marijuana to its people

Uruguay considers putting government in charge of selling marijuana to take money from dealers

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Peaceful Uruguay is planning a novel approach to fighting rising crime: having its government sell marijuana to take drug profits out of the hands of dealers.

Under the plan backed by President Jose Mujica’s leftist administration, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana and only to adults who register on a government database, letting officials keep track of their purchases over time. Profits would reportedly go toward rehabilitating drug addicts.

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Screening: 2 Revolución

Jun 21, 2012
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2692" N, 79° 24' 44.622" W
Ontario CA
Screening of 2 Revolución: Free Trade, Mexico and North America, directed by Paul Bocking, produced by Tabacalera Films.
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Prevent workplace fraud

Workplace fraud in Canada is a disturbing reality that costs small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) billions of dollars each year. Nationally, one quarter of Canadian SMEs were hit by fraud in the past year, according to a recent report from the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, (CGA-Canada), Does Canada Have a Problem with Occupational Fraud?

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Harper government changes Employment Insurance into workfare

For those who have not heard, the government is changing EI into a conditional program where if you lose your job you will be connected to an employer, for example, one who was using foreign temporary workers, and you will have to take that job. Once connected your benefits will cease.

EI rules are clear: "You cannot work full-time while receiving regular benefits."

This means that if you had a good job your benefits could have been a great deal more than minimum wage. This change therefore effectively reduces your insured coverage from a percentage of your income to minimum wage for hard labour.

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Capitalism and colonialism: Moving forward looking back

Apr 13, 2012 to Apr 14, 2012
SFU Harbour Centre, rm 1400
515 West Hastings Street
V6B 5K3 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 3.0228" N, 123° 6' 43.542" W
British Columbia CA
Educational and experiential lectures plus workshop investigating the relationships between capitalism and colonialism.
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NDP Socialist Caucus Releases Spring 2012 Edition of Turn Left Magazine

The NDP Socialist Caucus (SC) is happy to present the Spring 2012 edition of Turn Left, the official magazine of the SC, in preparation for the upcoming federal and Ontario provincial conventions.

Spring 2012 Edition of Turn Left

This issue features articles on the corruption in Canada's banking system, Aboriginal struggles, the corporate media, student protests in Quebec, book reviews, our statement of support for Niki Ashton, profiles of our team of candidates who will be running for the Ontario NDP Executive in April, and much more.

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Roundtable Discussion on the Canadian Economy

Mar 21, 2012 to Mar 22, 2012
SFU Woodward's Building
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 3rd Floor
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
A roundtable discussion will be focused on the Canadian economy within the current global environment, but with a specific Vancouver and BC based perspective.
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Economic Inequality: What Do We Do?

Mar 26, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Metropolitan United Church
Queen and Church Streets, two blocks east of Yonge Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 43' 10.4196" N, 79° 24' 3.9204" W
Ontario CA
Economic Inequality: What Do We Do? We are building on the discussion of the first three meetings to help create an agenda with broad public appeal.
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Fair Tax Summit: Building a Better Canada

Mar 29, 2012 to Mar 30, 2012
Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin Street
K1P 5K8 Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 17.8788" N, 75° 41' 35.0736" W
Ontario CA
A conference aimed at building a movement for progressive taxation in order to protect vital public services and build a more equal society.

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