Corporate attacks on the public sector and public employees inflict just as much harm on the private sectorEd Finn | As long as ignorance of public and private sector interdependence prevails, so too will inequality, poverty, deregulation, privatization, crumbling infrastructure and environmental degradation.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The UCP's public disparagement of nurses is a troubling development, which shows just how cocksure the party is right now as it sets about dismantling public health care.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | After a four-year respite, it looks as if the days of perpetual chaos in Alberta's health-care system are about to return with a vengeance.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If you're not going to raise revenues, the millions required for inquiries, snitch lines, war rooms and constitutional jiggery-pokery have to come from somewhere.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The UCP won't risk passing legislation bad enough to become part of the federal election campaign in battleground Ontario until after the vote. Bill 9 buys time.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Today the UCP is introducing legislation called the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act, a lead-up to the government's presumed plans to roll back the wages of public employees.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | A general election on Tuesday that Jason Kenney and his UCP could very well win really should concentrate the minds of the most likely victims of his plans.|
|News Karl Nerenberg | The finance minister faces an ethics investigation for his sponsorship of Bill C-27. The Bill is also dangerous for workers’ and pensioners’ rights.|
|Columnists Rick Salutin | Taking care of big public programs, like health care and better CPP, means you need more revenues to fund them -- and that means more taxes.|
|Blog Ed Finn | As long as this ignorance of public and private sector interdependence prevails, so will social and economic deprivation, inequality, poverty, deregulation, crumbling infrastructure and environment.|
We frown on smiles! The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is unhappy to learn public-sector workers are happyDavid J. Climenhaga | There is a price to our country of having more Canadians in public employment, and there is a price to having fewer so employed. Only one is worth paying.
|Blog Stephen Kimber | How do you fairly determine how much elected officials should be paid? The short answer -- as evidenced by last week's emotional, confrontational three-hour city council debate -- is you can't.|
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