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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks | This is not rocket science. Canada's wealthy are sitting on more wealth than ever before. The public supports a wealth tax. And the budget is next week.
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Pro-Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol. Image credit: Brett Davis/Flickr
David Suzuki | During the pandemic alone, the world's 500 richest people grew their wealth by almost US$2 trillion, while so many others suffered. The world’s wealthiest one per cent now owns half the global wealth.
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Andrew Scheer speaks to crowd. Image: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
Rick Salutin | The term "affordability" hides the stasis or fallback of the last 40 years and the failure of neoliberalism to deliver even a sustained status quo.
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Linda McQuaig | A wealth tax has received little media coverage -- beyond denunciations in the National Post, which surely has nothing to do with the fact the media is largely owned by billionaires.
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2019 State of the Union. Photo: The White House/Flickr
Thomas Ponniah | Various degrees of fascism, liberalism, and socialism are back precisely because we are again confronted with problems that traditional liberalism cannot solve.
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Derek Cook, Director, Canadian Poverty Institute. Image courtesy of Derek Cook.
Penney Kome | Members of the new federal Advisory Committee on Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy all have personal experience of poverty, and they are working to build resilient communities across the country.
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Members of yellow vest movement on the streets of France in November 2018. Photo: NightFlightToVenus/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | Why are tens of thousands of regular people, citizens of the French Republic, staging a democratic revolt against tax increases?
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Ed Finn | There are sombre facts and figures available that paint a much darker picture of unemployment in this country than the basic statistics alone.
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Premier Doug Ford, alongside Minister of Energy, Greg Rickford. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | Doug Ford's revved-up war against the poor could perhaps be described as politically cunning. One thing it could never be described as is populist.
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Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Photo: #G7Charlevoix/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | The problem with the federal government's new anti-poverty statement is that it includes no new poverty reduction measures.
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 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
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Humberto DaSilva | Extreme intolerance seems to be the 0.0001%'s new tack to ensure the energy of all the growing underclasses are not misdirected at them.