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The Rise of Predator Economics and the Fall of Good Governance
If the definition of good governance includes the sound management of public monies and resources, then Canada has very bad governance. The manufactured health care crisis is a case in point. Solutions to challenges of cost, quality, and access are fairly straightforward but wilfully ignored, and...
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Tar Sands Blockaders Shut Down Enbridge Work Site
No more 'band-aids,' protesters say as Canadian company readies pipeline for tar sands transport
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Privatization Is the Problem, Not the Solution
Canadians are forever being informed, explicitly or implicitly, that the solution to the crisis of the day, or decade, is a freedom-sounding word called "privatization." This, the free-marketeers tell us, will solve our problems. The reality is invariably the opposite. "Privatization" -- also known...
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Alberta Selling Out Endangered Caribou for Fossil Fuels
The iconic mammal's numbers are in steep decline, but the oil and gas industry gets the OK to buy their habitat.
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Lac-Mégantic Residents Decry Charging of Low-Level Employees Over Deadly Disaster
"The big boss — he should be first."
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1,100 Missing Indigenous Women Reflects Human Rights 'Crisis' in Canada
UN Special Rapporteur: "Canada faces a continuing crisis when it comes to the situation of indigenous peoples of the country."
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Canada’s $207,000 Oil Sands Ad: Putting a Price on Deception
The ad in The New Yorker is pretty, if not quite arresting. The full-page photo on the inside back cover – prime real estate in the United States’ leading upmarket magazine – features a pristine river meandering through a lush mountain valley, untouched by humanity. It is not a tourism ad. It is...
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Austerity Bites Canada
Today's labour force numbers are ugly, there's no other word for it. Employment down 29,000 jobs. Paid employment (i.e. not counting self-employment) down 46,000 jobs. The only reason the unemployment rate held steady (at 6.9 per cent) is because labour force participation fell again: by almost two...
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Green Groups Banned From Hearings on Alberta Tar Sands
'Instead of addressing concerns, they are excluding concerned groups that are science-based and principled'
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Oil Company With No Vested Interest Says Spills Are Good For the Economy So Bring 'Em On!
Twisted Chutzpah Dept: A Houston-based oil pipeline company seeking to triple the capacity of its backlogged Trans Mountain Pipeline - thank you gluttonous consumers! - carrying oil from Alberta to British Columbia included in its 15,000 page request to Canada's National Energy Board the argument...
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