Linda McQuaig

Columnists
Aug 28, 2001

Human Health on the Open Market

The market has made amazing inroads lately into human genes. Once the private preserve of the human body, genes have now been recognized for the hot marketable commodity that they are. But while the
Columnists
Aug 14, 2001

Giving Up More than the Loonie

It's a little disingenuous for those pushing economic integration with the United States to claim they're bucking the status quo; it would be like Britney Spears claiming she's bucking the status quo
Columnists
Jul 14, 2001

If GDP's So High, Why Am I So Low?

The need for economic security has never been lost on the rich. But it's also important - arguably even more important - to those lower down the income ladder, who are more vulnerable to a bad turn o
News
Jul 3, 2001

Big Pharma Fails the Poor and Sick

Linda McQuaig
The multinational drug industry has fought the generic drug licensing system just about everywhere it has surfaced. Thirty-nine major drug companies jointly launched a lawsuit against South Africa in
Columnists
Jul 3, 2001

Big Pharma Fails the Poor and Sick

The multinational drug industry has fought the generic drug licensing system just about everywhere it has surfaced. Thirty-nine major drug companies jointly launched a lawsuit against South Africa in
Columnists
Jun 18, 2001

Chrétien Sings a Familiar Tune

The Canadian public's intense dislike for former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney wasn't just about his policies. It was his deferential attitude towards Washington and U.S. corporate power that grated
Columnists
Jun 4, 2001

Helping the Poor by Taking Their Food

The World Bank and the IMF seek to eradicate poverty by redesigning Third World economies along strict market lines. Often, this means that countries wanting to borrow funds must remove government su
Columnists
May 7, 2001

The Real Risks in Two-Tier Medicine

Scrambling to convince doctors and hospitals to treat you when you have no money but desperately need their services is an idea so wild that it's hard for us Canadians to get our heads around it. But
Columnists
Apr 9, 2001

NAFTA: Viagra for Corporations

Under the guise of a trade deal, we've created stronger international rights for corporations to be free from constraints on their profit-making than for humans to be free from beatings, execution an

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