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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday afternoon's COVID-19 update. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | What the Kenney government is really not interested in is affordable, accessible child care oriented to the needs of children and parents, not profit, privatization, and market ideology.
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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in Parliament on budget day. Image credit: Chrystia Freeland/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's 2021 budget is a watershed document. It signals a major shift toward more government spending and increased federal regulation of the economy.
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Solidarity rally at the the State Capitol, St. Paul, Wisconsin. Image credit: Chuck Olsen/Flickr
Lorenzo Vargas | Are we seeing a shift in economic thinking towards a model in which high unemployment, massive wealth concentration, or inequitable access to services are seen as the real crises to be tackled?
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Marjorie Griffin Cohen | This budget addresses one of the very crucial care issues that the Liberal Party has promised many, many times over many, many years -- child care.
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Colleen Fuller | If you had to choose between fighter jets we don't need and doubling one year's worth of education, health care, social services and equalization payments for all Canadians, which would it be?
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Protests during the third Summit of the Americas on 21 April 2001 in Quebec City. Image credit: Personal snapshot by Montréalais/Wikimedia Commons
Maude Barlow | rabble.ca was on the front lines of the anti-corporate globalization movement in 2001, telling the story of the dangers of free trade deals and of the growing protests to confront them.
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Maya Bhullar | Feminist recovery plan author Anjum Sultana discusses what a feminist recovery must look like to help women in Canada.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks | This is not rocket science. Canada's wealthy are sitting on more wealth than ever before. The public supports a wealth tax. And the budget is next week.
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Armine Yalnizyan | The care economy could power a better life, not just a bigger economy, if we address issues revealed by the pandemic.
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Health-care workers in South Africa receive COVID-19 vaccine, February 2021. Image credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | A new report looking at the inequitable worldwide distribution of vaccines points its finger at Canada as typical of "unseemly and unfair vaccine grabs" by wealthy countries.
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Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister McKenna and Michael Sabia make an announcement on infrastructure funding, October 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Linda McQuaig | Governments are generally secretive about giving handouts to business, but the Trudeau government has come up with a particularly sneaky way to offer corporate welfare.
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Economist Armine Yalnizyan. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Unlike the attention devoted to young men's unemployment, issues surrounding women's employment rates attract hostility from the UCP and inattention from media.