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Mar 10, 2016
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It's time to confront Canada's five big banks

Nora Loreto
As Canadians struggle with increasingly damaging austerity politics, the time has come to confront the one sector that is still living the sweet life: the banks.
Podcast
Jul 30, 2015

Finance trumps democracy in Greece

Redeye
Greek voters rejected austerity in a referendum only to see their government approve the very economic measures they had just voted against. Louis Philippe Rochon says Greece needs to leave the EU.
Podcast
Jul 13, 2015

Why Greeks voted no to austerity package

Redeye
Last weekend, Greek voters turned down the terms of a financial bailout. Costas Panayotakis explains what led 60% of voters to reject the deal and what will happen next in Greece.
Podcast
May 29, 2015

Book: 'The Poor Get Prison'

Redeye
As the economy of the U.S. continues to stagnate, the banks have escaped scot free and the poor are targeted. Karen Dolan is author of a new report about the criminalization of poverty.
Podcast
May 23, 2014

Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal

Redeye
We live in a society where the majority of people are up to neck in debt. And contrary to what we are told, the big banks want to keep it that way, according to Andrew Ross.
Blog
Aug 17, 2012
Statscan Cansim table 376-0051 (by country) and 376-0038 (by industry)

Canadian banks' use of tax havens keeps growing

Toby Sanger
A growing share of Canada's investment overseas is being channelled by Canadian banks into tax havens. Unfortunately, there isn't much evidence our political leaders are doing much about this.
Blog
Jun 22, 2012
Robin Hood tax. Image: Ferran Esteve/Flickr

Strong public support for financial transaction taxes

Toby Sanger
An international poll commissioned by the International Trade Union Confederation found very strong support in many countries, including Canada, for the introduction of Financial Transaction Taxes.
Columnists
May 15, 2012

Banks and the derivatives scam

Those who believe the financial meltdown was a one-off fluke and that lessons have been learned to prevent a re-occurrence, need to think again. Derivatives operations bedevil the world economy today.
Podcast
May 12, 2012
Redeye

The big banks' big secret

Redeye
In 2008 Stephen Harper said that Canada has the only banks in the western world that were not looking at bailouts. But a new report says that several banks did need extra money.
Blog
May 1, 2012
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Montreal. Photo: Wally Gobetz/Flickr

Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout

David Macdonald
The CCPA released my report, "The Big Banks' Big Secret," which provides the first public estimates of the emergency funds taken by Canadian banks.
Columnists
Apr 3, 2012

Using debt for the common good

Could we have a system where public credit was used for public works, and the common good, rather than to generate private profit, and feed corporate greed? Yes, we could.

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