My recent column suggested that Canada implement a "Buy Canadian" strategy associated with major natural resource developments, with the goal of enhancing Canadian content in the overall value chain.
We need a national strategy to maximize Canadian content in Canadian resource developments. Canada, for example, could impose a "Buy Canadian" requirement on future mining projects.
Many Canadians know that U.S. retail giant, Target, is coming to Canada. What most people do not know is that thousands of Canadians will be losing their jobs as a result.
Capitalism has entered an ugly new era, one that may work well for the shareholders of the world, but not for the rest of us.
CAW National President Ken Lewenza calling on the federal government to release detailed financial data associated with Caterpillar's 2010 acquisition of Electro-Motive Canada.
There's been some good public debate about the need for changes to the Investment Canada process in light of Caterpillar's incredible actions in London.
Thursday afternoon, Meg Borthwick caught up with the president of CAW Local 27, Tim Carrie, in the lobby of the London Hilton during a break from closure negotiations with Caterpillar.
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Micheal Vonn discusses coming bills to expand police surveillance powers, Stephen Staples on the national security establishment and Herman Rosenfeld analyzes the co-ordinated campaign against unions.
Caterpillar's approach to labour relations is just one example of the growing evidence that capital and its right-wing political minions are determined to eradicate what's left of organized labour.
Caterpillar just reported that annual profits rose 83 per cent to a record $4.9 billion. Electro-Motive received $5 million in federal tax breaks announced on the factory floor by Mr. Harper in 2008.