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Blog
Sep 6, 2016
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Ontario payday loan reforms: A drop in the bucket

Tom Cooper
The Ontario government has announced some modest reforms to lower the outrageous interest rates charged to customers of payday loan companies. It's a step in the right direction, but is it enough?
Podcast
Aug 29, 2016

Government captured: Selling you out

Green Majority Radio
We begin the show with an update on the Nestle water controversy, which could see Ontario sell its water to the private corporation for $3.71 per million litres.
Blog
Aug 24, 2016
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The business case for investing in Canada's auto industry

Armine Yalnizyan
Contract talks currently underway between Unifor and the Big Three U.S. auto manufacturers raise the old question: does Canada really need an auto industry, especially now that Mexico is a magnet?
Podcast
Aug 22, 2016
Political Hot Potato

Political hot potato

Green Majority Radio
This week's episode includes the move from ocean oil drilling to ocean strip mines, the connection between art and environment and the TPP, Hillary Clinton and privatization.
Blog
Aug 11, 2016
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Trade deals of yesteryear sow seeds of impending Trexit

Mel Watkins
NAFTA was a disaster foretold, economically and politically. Both Bill Clinton and Jean Chretien promised to oppose it and then signed on anyway. Now those chickens have come home to Trump.
Blog
Aug 11, 2016
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Progress is about solutions, not scapegoats

Erika Shaker
Progressive change does not happen by accident. It requires dedication and a tremendous investment to take on the development of alternative models of How Things Should Work.
Podcast
Jul 28, 2016
Robinhood and the United Nations

Robinhood and the United Nations

Green Majority Radio
Finance expert Tim Nash joins us this week for a segment on a global "Robinhood Tax" and it could address wealth inequality, climate change and basically all the other big-ticket global problems.

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