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How Public Participation Saved Canada's Internet (Or: What Happens When Decision-Makers Actually Listen)
Canada was also all abuzz with Net Neutrality news last week, and for the completely opposite reason: Our communications regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), released a landmark decision that planted a flag for Net Neutrality, bolstering the future of...
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Why I Love Taxes — And So Should You
I love taxes. I even love paying them because they’re inarguable, which brings a kind of comfort in a shifting world. What Revenue Canada wants, Revenue Canada gets. Good for them. Unlike so many coveted things that fail to deliver — wealth only brings a new set of problems, infants are worry...
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NAFTA Needs To Be Replaced, Not Renegotiated
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must be replaced with a transparent trade agreement that ensures farmers in all three nations—Canada, Mexico, and the United States—receive fair prices for their production, that consumers are guaranteed the right to know the content and origin of...
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Ontario to Launch North America's First Test of Universal Basic Income
The province of Ontario will start its pilot project testing universal basic income in three Canadian cities this summer, premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday. About 4,000 residents of Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay will be randomly selected to take part in the three-year program. One...
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Blame Canada's Dairy Farmers, Our Newest Randomly Selected Enemy
Greetings from Ontario dairy farmers. From Twitter. Because Little Donny watched a Fox business story he didn't understand, needed to tell Wisconsinites something they wanted to hear, can't get Mexico or us to pay for his dumbass wall, and needs a shiny new distraction before Day 100 when someone...
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A 'Huge Win' for Net Neutrality in Canada
As the Trump administration moves to gut net neutrality , Canada has just taken a step in the opposite direction, strengthening the practice of making all Internet traffic treated equally. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which regulates broadcasting and...
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Don't Be Fooled, McKibben Says. On Climate, Trudeau's No Better Than Trump.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is sick of people glossing over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's climate record just because he's nice to look at. To be sure, McKibben writes in a Guardian op-ed published Monday, Trudeau has "mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate...
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Fighting Fake News About Canadian Health Care
I recall my frustration years ago watching U.S. television while an “analyst” from the right-wing Cato Institute spewed blatant lies about Canada’s public health care system — including that all hospitals in Ontario, having run out of money at the end of the year, had completely shut down for the...
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A More Equitable Economy Exists Right Next Door
Business owners gather at an elegant Montreal event center to celebrate the 20 th anniversary of a large-scale economic partnership. The former chief of Quebec’s largest bank is the guest of honor. Sidewalks bustle with people walking in and out of homes, offices, bank, pharmacy, workout studio and...
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Trump Restarts Keystone XL Fight, Not the Tar Sands Pipeline
The Trump Administration’s approval of the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline marks the beginning of what is likely to be a long fight over the dirty energy project. Many obstacles remain for the controversial tar sand pipeline, starting with the legal vulnerabilities of the...
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