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Oct 10, 2018
NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, October 1992. Photo: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum/Wikimedia Commons

Is there life after NAFTA?

Mel Watkins
With one trade agreement having failed us, some are arguing that we should diversify our trade beyond the U.S. market by signing on to more trade deals. But is that the wrong lesson?
In cahoots
Oct 9, 2018

The CAQ: Back to the future

The Quebec election brought one surprise: the election of 10 new members of a young left party, Quebec solidaire, on a radically progressive platform that most social democratic parties would not dare
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Oct 7, 2018
Preston Manning, then the godfather of the Canadian right, at the 2013 Manning Conference

How carbon tax became Canada's Obamacare

David J. Climenhaga
"Putting a price on carbon" was always going to be unpopular with people who use fossil fuels out of necessity and for fun -- viz., Canadians, with their furnaces, SUVs and snowmobiles.
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Oct 4, 2018
A house with solar panels in Falun, Sweden. Photo by Alicia Fagerving/ Wikimedia Commons.

Is cap and trade in Ontario worth fighting for?

Brent Patterson
The climate justice movement needs to fight for real solutions, not market-based schemes or modest taxes implemented by a federal government committed to spending billions on a pipeline.
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Oct 4, 2018
Journalist Paula Simons, named yesterday as a member of the Canadian Senate for Alberta (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).

Journalist Paula Simons named to Senate of Canada

David J. Climenhaga
Paula Simons, until recently a city columnist for the Edmonton Journal who had a deft ability to swiftly spin a literate and fervent crie de coeur, has been named to the Senate of Canada.

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