Canada has tested the limits of the power of inertia in economic policy. It is time for something new.
As the Wall Street-generated economic storm has squeezed public finances, Toronto's striking city workers find themselves in the crosshairs.
Wouldn't it be nice to get back to the way things used to be? That kind of wishful thinking was behind the financial markets' exuberant but short-lived rebound in the spring.
First day on the job at the G8 summit and already it's dreadful. For a new media coordinator who thought she'd see the world get saved just a little, it's unnerving to say the least.
The grandfather of American climate change research got himself arrested June 23 in West Virginia. James Hansen wants to see an immediate moratorium on building new coals mines.
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If we want our economy to answer to us, we have to do something about it. Income inequality and unaccountable regulators were a major part of the financial collapse.
Away from the cameras, the Conservatives remain strongly committed to right-wing economic policies. Jim Flaherty has already begun talking about "an exit strategy" from government stimulus policies.
There's an excuse-me quality to the Toronto civic employees' strike. Union leader Ann Dembinski didn't request support, just "for the public to be understanding."
Jack Layton on Canada and Iran. The Global Detention Project. Capitalism-haters unite under one economy. Music from Colin Linden and Pamela Brennan.
I'm thinking about Michael Ignatieff's talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week and I cannot help but conclude: Iggy just blew the job interview.