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Ed Finn | Most Canadians are not aware that, prior to 1975, the construction of major public facilities, as well as the provision of social programs, were funded by interest-free loans from the Bank of Canada.
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Liz Sutherland, Heather Laird | Social procurement means taking the opportunity that comes with every purchase to leverage spending for further investments in communities, which can create ripple effects with our public dollars.
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Murray Dobbin | A small Toronto think-tank has been winning court battles that would oblige the government to borrow money from its own bank rather than impoverishing itself in the interests of finance capital.
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Ole Hendrickson | Modern, greener infrastructure requires ongoing investment and careful planning, co-ordinated across levels of government. On this, the Harper government has been missing in action.
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Keith Reynolds | The B.C. Finance Ministry has produced a report much more critical of Partnerships BC and its activities around public-private partnerships (P3s) than might have been expected.
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Linda McQuaig | In addition to sabotaging our democracy, Harper has been restructuring our country in a fundamental way -- something that will be hard to reverse and, incidentally, very pleasing to Canada's elite.
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Molly McCracken | Complex problems, like the kind of poverty that exists and persists here in Winnipeg, require multi-faceted responses. We need to build on what's working in Manitoba if we are to solve these problems.
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Linda McQuaig | The difference between the incredible advances made in space exploration and our minuscule advances on tackling climate change boils down to nothing more than political will.
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Iglika Ivanova | One in five B.C. children lives in poverty. This is the sobering finding of the 2014 BC Child Poverty Report Card released on November 24.
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Rick Goldman | Is the whole economic logic underlying austerity fundamentally flawed? Does the "cure" aggravate the disease? Unfortunately it is and it does.