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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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Economic inequality: what do we do?

Mar 7, 2012
The Assembly Hall
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive at Kipling Avenue, just south of Lakeshore Blvd. Parking available.
M8V 4B6 Etobicoke , ON
Canada
43° 35' 51.5652" N, 79° 30' 57.2148" W
Ontario CA
You are invited to the third in a series of public forums on the subject of economic inequality. We are building on the discussion at the first two meetings to help create an agenda with broad public
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Ontario Day of Action against cuts

Apr 21, 2012
Queen's Park Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Ontarians from all sectors of society must come together to tell Premier McGuinty that he cannot cut his way to economic prosperity
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Challenging racism and sexism in the workplace & labour movement

Feb 25, 2012
Galbraith Buidling, University of Toronto
35 St. George Street, Room 248
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 35.208" N, 79° 23' 47.7096" W
Ontario CA
The event features a screening of the documentary "The Road Taken" that highlights the struggle and resistance of Afrikan Canadian sleeping car porters against racism and economic exploitation.The Af
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NDP Socialist Caucus leadership debate

Mar 2, 2012
OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
252 Bloor Street West Toronto
M5S 1V5 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
NDP Socialist Caucus Holds Leadership Debate
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Basic Income 2: The Entitling!

I tend to format sequels as horror movie titles. Don't mind me... actually, two interesting points were brought up that I wanted to address:

Ghislane wrote:
The Quebec child-care system has much lower standards than the guidelines here on PEI (and most other provinces). For example infants (generally considered under age 2) have a 1:3 ratio of babies to staff here, but in Quebec it is 1:5. that is outrageous and I would have been horrified if my daughter had been in such a situation. If going down to 7$ a day requires such a drop in standards and quality I want no part of it.

I'm by no means an expert on childcare, but what about a 1 to 5 ratio is so awful in terms of attention to infants? I'm interested to know.

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so they finally admit it!

We get the Globe and Mail at home, and there was this article on jobs and the economy as regards China. It was interesting to read that some American economists are admitting that globalization does indeed harm most if not all of the 99%...a little late and how to take back what we have lost...

 

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Film night: Capitalism, a love story

Feb 4, 2012
OISE U of Toronto
252 Bloor St. W. room 2-212
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.8072" N, 79° 23' 54.312" W
Ontario CA
YSA film screening and open discussion on capitalism and socialism
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Eurozone from Greece to Germany – Explaining the crisis

Jan 29, 2012
Room 8201, OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
252 Bloor St. West (at St. George subway)
M5S 1V6 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
The ongoing crisis in the eurozone, will be put in the context of the structural contradictions of European capitalism
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Economic Inequality: What Do We Do?

Jan 25, 2012
Trinity St. Paul's Centre
427 Bloor St. West (one block west of Spadina)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 58.1436" N, 79° 24' 21.0096" W
Ontario CA
This is the first in a series of public forums on the subject of economic inequality. Be part of this important discussion to plan ways to achieve a more equal society.
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Saying Hello

Hi all,  I just found this website today and think I might stick around and read up on some articles and discuss them.

My main interest is crime and especiallly Organized Crime and the things that contribute to it in Canada.

I am interested in addressing todays social and economic issues in a meaningful way.

That said I also like to joke around and use a bit of humour.  I often engage in sarcasm but will try to spare the other users here that until they at least get to know me.

 

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Demand side Economics

Why not articulate the refocussing of economics in Canada on switching from supply side economics to demand side?

The pushing of the cost of running a civilized society on to individuals is one of the main reaons for the lack of any recovery. Individuals have been squeezed so hard that they lack the ability to make any real choices in their consumption. They are forced to spend a large portion of their incomes on pure survival. While those with some left have to make choices between saving for retirement or their child's future education costs. This leaves little room for choice, discretionary spending or emergency savings.

 

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