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Duncan Cameron | The power of the tax system reaches deep into the conduct of politics. Not only do taxes fund government spending, tax rules empower some groups while disempowering others.
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Rick Salutin | There's no inherent opposition between democracy and populism. Populism isn't the enemy of democracy; it springs from it and yearns for it. Populism is democratic, that's why they call it populism.
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Monia Mazigh | Apologies are not monetary gifts or hollow words offered by teary politicians. They are gestures that define our history as a country and restore faith in institutions.
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Matthew Behrens | CSEC believes the glorious act of Canadian democracy is under threat from nefarious foreign actors, but they refuse to accept that the system itself is the problem.
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Linda McQuaig | Rather than accepting half-hearted revisions of Harper's corporate-embracing policies, the Trudeau government should refuse to sign any trade deal with sweeping privileges for foreign investors.
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Linda McQuaig | With Neanderthal wall-builders lurking, it may be easier for the Trudeau government to convince Canadians to accept badly flawed trade deals as part of living in an open, modern world.
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Murray Dobbin | Since the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in 1988, promoters of investment protection agreements have held sway. But 30 years after the first experiment, signs of resistence are growing.
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Andrew Biro | The Chronicle Herald strike shows how labour disputes are often about struggles over expertise and authority in the work process. And it shows the importance of responsible journalism for a democracy.
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Scott Sinclair | While a reformed investment court system in the CETA deal is meant to protect governments' "right to regulate" it may simply embolden adjudicators into attacking progressive public policies.
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Evangel Ekine | Elections such as those recently held in Canada and Nigeria provide hope for further social change.
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Jamie Brownlee, Kevin Walby | Gaining access to tightly controlled government information is critical in promoting social justice. So what's the state of access to information in Canada today?
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Keith Reynolds | Plans for new Senate appointments claim to be based on "merit" chosen by "a non-partisan panel of distinguished Canadians." How likely is that to happen?