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Linda McQuaig

Linda McQuaig

Linda McQuaig is an author, journalist, and former NDP candidate for Toronto Centre in the Canadian federal election. She is also the author of "The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth" (2019), "War, Big Oil and the Fight for the Planet: It's the Crude, Dude" (2006) and  (with Neil Brooks) of "Billionaires’ Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality" (2012).

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Foolish Retaliation Against China Is the Opposite of What the World Needs Right Now

Calling for a "reckoning" and "retaliation" against a nuclear-armed superpower is foolish and provocative—especially when we threw the first stone.

Linda McQuaig ·


NDP Should Push Liberals for Public Hearings on Popular Wealth Tax

Canadians might well be interested to learn that the NDP's proposed 1 per cent tax on wealth-holdings worth more than $10 million would only affect the wealthiest 75,000 families, but would raise $17 billion a year.

Linda McQuaig ·


It's Not Human Stupidity That Is Blocking Climate Action, It's Big Oil

Efforts are being blocked by the fossil fuel industry—probably the most powerful set of interests on earth.

Linda McQuaig ·


Bill Gates Almost Single-Handedly Derailed the Plan That Could Have Led to a 'People's Vaccine'

For all his philanthropy, Gates is deeply committed to protecting the rights of patent holders.

Linda McQuaig ·


Trudeau Should Join Biden in Breaking Free of the Suffocating Effects of 'Trickle-Down' Economics

When nations co-operate, corporations have a hard time playing us off against each other in pushing for ever-lower taxes.

Linda McQuaig ·


Why the Poorest Millionaires Should Stop Worrying About a Wealth Tax

If you don't have $20 million or sitting around you can just relax.

Linda McQuaig ·


Showering Big Pharma With Taxpayer Dollars Won't Solve Vaccine Supply Issues

Privatization has left us scrambling for vaccines in today's pandemic—a dangerous situation that last week drove the desperate Trudeau government to announce a $415 million federal contribution to the expansion of vaccine production capacity at the old Connaught plant, now owned by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur.

Linda McQuaig ·


Justin Trudeau’s New 'Public' Bank Delivers for Investors, not for Us

These public-private partnerships ultimately drive up the cost of the projects and leave municipalities with less control over their own infrastructure.

Linda McQuaig ·

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