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Andrew Jackson | The view that wages are "too high" boils down to saying that workers have no right to share in rising national income, all of which should go to profits and senior managers.
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David Swann
David J. Climenhaga | The Conservative strategy will be to isolate the NDP, "squeeze out" the Liberals and polarize the electorate into a left-right battle. Plus vilify "big union bosses."
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Michael Laxer | It was the Canadian government itself that facilitated the creation of the overheated housing market, and it is all of us that are ultimately on the hook for the tab.
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Democracy Watch | The Conservatives responded to the influence-peddling charges that former PMO adviser Bruce Carson is facing by stating that "any individual who doesn't respect our laws must face their full force."
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Andrew Jackson | Seen in isolation, Finance Minister Flaherty probably did the right thing in seeking to safely deflate the housing bubble and lower the growth of household credit. But he did it very late in the game.
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Pollster Nik Nanos
David J. Climenhaga | For now, watching the supposedly cunning and devious Harper Tories unravel into pathological delusions and pathetically transparent fantasies is highly salutary.
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Karl Nerenberg | When some use Parliament as a stage for strategically planned attack-dog tactics, the democratic purposes of Parliament can become distorted.
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Lobster trap. Photo: ScotiaProductions/Flickr
Karen Foster, Brian Foster | The practical, economic and social objections to our EI system melt away when we give ourselves a refresher on EI -- what it is, where it comes from, what it's for, and when we need to worry about it.
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David J. Climenhaga | Supporters of the Harper Government's campaign to use tax laws to de-fund its opponents need to be careful what they wish for. They might just get it!
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Toronto EI rally. Photo: Tania Liu/Flickr
Andrew Jackson | The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.
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Lorraine Chisholm | One of the casualties of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's 2012 budget was the CBC. The network faces a 10 percent cut in funding over the next 3 years.
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Michael Laxer | There is little that is worse than a class war that few are even willing to acknowledge is going on.