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Jul 10, 2018

Fake grassroots campaigns deserve uprooting

David Suzuki
Astroturf campaigns aren't new, but they're becoming increasingly widespread and effective as social media and the internet play a greater role in shaping public opinion.
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Jul 10, 2018
Donald Trump speaks to crowd. Photo: Shealah Craighead/The White House/Flickr

America first, America's trade fiasco

Duncan Cameron
By defending the U.S. domestic market against foreign exports -- including those from American-owned companies operating abroad -- Donald Trump has resurrected the Fortress America idea.
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Jul 9, 2018
Photo: rick/Flickr

Low corporate tax continues the social welfare collapse

Ed Finn
Canada’s social spending has declined to just 17.2 per cent of GDP. There is no excuse for government refusal to improve our inferior social programs and help millions in poverty-stricken families.
News
Jul 6, 2018
Photo: rick/Flickr

The real Big Short

Ed Finn
Canada’s social spending has declined to just 17.2 per cent of GDP. There is no excuse for government refusal to improve our inferior social programs and help millions in poverty-stricken families.
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Jul 3, 2018
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr

Donald Trump and the U.S. piggy bank

Duncan Cameron
World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Blog
Jun 29, 2018

Canada sends military force to Mali

Gerry Caplan
We rich white countries sure are generous when it comes to handouts for our Black kin in Africa. Except when we rip them off, of course, which is the real story of Canada and the West in Africa.
News
Jun 29, 2018
The south façade of the Ontario Legislative Building. Photo: Benson Kua

Thoughts on hate as Doug Ford is sworn in at Queen's Park

Barâa Arar
That intimate relationship between legislation, extreme political rhetoric, and the rise in hate crimes as shown by Donald Trump’s America, is exactly why I am afraid of a Ford majority government.

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