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Michael Laxer | Minimum wage and non-'middle class' workers do not need small cuts to hydro bills or auto insurance rates. They need a leftist living wage and job strategy.
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Nora Loreto | What do the results of Ontario's byelection mean for the NDP? Voters delivered a clear message: out with the Liberals, down with the PCs.
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Nora Loreto | What is the left to do with the NDP? It has forgotten that it is not actually the Liberal or the Conservative parties and must fight its brand of politics out on a different terrain.
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Michael Laxer | Rob Ford may get his wish. If he does, the city's transit expansion plans will be stalled and stymied yet again.
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Nora Loreto | After Québec Solidaire's convention, I'm left wondering what's in store for the future of Ontario's political left
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Michael Laxer | From a public policy perspective, one has to begin to question the zeal with which the ONDP embraces that retrograde symbol of '50s Americana: the car.
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Nora Loreto | Can the ONDP offer Ontarians a truly progressive alternative to the Liberals?
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Brian Topp | This week's mess at Queen's Park would suggest the government of Ontario is going to have to pick their legislative and political poison a little more clearly.
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Michael Laxer | Next time you wonder about income inequality in our society, it is worth considering these numbers to see how being a part of the 2 per cent really works.
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Linda McQuaig | Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has thrown down a gauntlet -- demanding that Dalton McGuinty impose a new slightly higher tax rate on Ontarians making more than $500,000 a year.
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Michael Laxer | So, it's official. No matter what happens -- NDP, Liberal or Tory -- Ontario is getting austerity.
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Michael Laxer | In Canada, we can see a neo-liberal ideological shift in many ways. Unlike the U.S. and the U.K., Canada took slightly longer to capitulate in the face of the new hegemony.