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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?
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Stuart Trew | Earlier this year, we learned that Canada was considering policy changes, pushed by EU negotiators in ongoing trade and investment talks, that would weaken financial and banking rules.
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Stuart Trew | Canadian Press obtained a February 1 version of the services chapter of CETA, which was circulated to EU member states, showing that "Canada's vaunted banking system is on the negotiating table."
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Jim Stanford | Canada's banking system demonstrates the virtues of interventionist and flexible government regulation and public ownership. These features long pre-date the election of our current government.
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Ellen Russell | The self-congratulatory myth of Canadian exceptionalism is an act of willful denial. All that bragging about our banking sector's resilience is no guarantee about the future.
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Monia Mazigh | The Barclays scandal is not a conspiracy made by radical anti-capitalists determined to destroy the world. It is a sad story, revealing symptoms of a chronic disease.
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Duncan Cameron | Those who believe the financial meltdown was a one-off fluke and that lessons have been learned to prevent a re-occurrence, need to think again. Derivatives operations bedevil the world economy today.
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Bruce Livesey | Sino-Forest is just the latest in a long line of stock market calamities that have plagued Canada's capital markets. And yet, there is little done to clean up the markets.
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Ellen Russell | Iceland is a great example of people who fought for civility in the face of capitalism run amok. They took a stand when all of the forces of international capital were allied against them.
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Murray Dobbin | Our own finance minister, Jim Flaherty, along with Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, recently came out strongly in opposition to a modest proposal to regulate the U.S. banking system.
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Jim Stanford | The banks were absolutely stabilized, and possibly saved, by extraordinary government interventions. Whether you call that a bailout or a "liquidity injection" is all in the semantics.
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Andrew Jackson | So, the 2 per cent inflation target has been renewed as it now stands. (Take that, House of Commons Finance Committee, which is holding hearings on the issue next week.)