Nick Fillmore

Mr. Fillmore, formerly was an editor and producer with the CBC for 18 years, which included the position of Canadian Desk Editor at The National TV News, and head of an investigative journalism unit at CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning program. He’s a former member of the THIS Magazine Editorial Board, a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail from the Maritimes, and a former staff member with Reuters in London. Nick is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). He’s now a freelance journalist and media fundraiser based in Toronto. He can be reached at: fillmore0274@rogers.com

News
Apr 3, 2014
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Does Earth Hour actually produce environmental change?

Nick Fillmore
What are the pros and cons of Earth Hour? Organizers say the event is celebrated by 'millions' of people. Even if this is true, is it actually increasing awareness and 'saving' on electricity?
News
Dec 23, 2013
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How to protect yourself from your bank

Nick Fillmore
We need to reduce the power of big banks, weakening their grip on society's financial resources, and challenging their support for destructive, neo-liberal economic policies.
News
Dec 20, 2013
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Who should pay for the bankers' mistakes?

Nick Fillmore
When the next big financial crisis hits the world economy and Canadian banks are in distress -- as they were during the 2008 financial crisis -- the bank-using public will have plenty to worry about.
News
Dec 16, 2013
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Big banks continue gambling with our financial security

Nick Fillmore
The next major threat to financial systems is likely to come from reckless investors gambling with derivatives -- the same betting vehicles that contributed to the 2008 financial collapse.
News
Dec 11, 2013
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Big banks continue to run the (risky) show

Nick Fillmore
Giant banks have apparently learned very little from the 2008 collapse. Many of them are carrying on with the same overly risky and even illegal activities that led to the crisis in the first place.

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