Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading.- Janice Kennedy highlights the consequences of turning back the clock 80 years when it comes to collective bargaining rights:In the world of Stephen Harper and Co., big business rules. Period. The concep…Continue reading
Assorted content for your Canada Day reading.- Oh, how nice it would be to be able to take pride in Dan Gardner’s message about Canada’s true identity:The level of civility seen every day at fourway stops across Canada is unheard of in countries around…Continue reading
This and that for your Thursday reading.- Andrew Jackson points out and sums up a Statistics Canada study showing how much possible revenue is lost to the underground economy:Statscan have produced interesting and important new estimates of the upper b…Continue reading
The governments of Canada and the European Union are negotiating a treaty called the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. They hope to sign it by the end of 2011. This treaty will take power from local governments in Canada and give it to large transnational corporations headquartered in Europe. These huge companies could take over […]Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Yes, plenty of attention is being paid to Canada’s weak ranking when it comes to innovation. But it’s well worth noting that the failure isn’t for lack of billions of dollars being tossed down a sinkho…Continue reading
You’ll probably want to watch this short ad about WikiLeaks. It’s “priceless”.
What Does it Cost to Change the World? from WikiLeaks on Vimeo.Continue reading
Boy, is it ever a good thing we have a stubborn, unaccountable majority government to help restore confidence in Canada’s economy.Continue reading
Sure, it might seem like reason for concern that it’s only the type of government spending which the Cons are determined to slash that allowed Canadians in general to somewhat avoid a significant economic collapse over the past few years:In 2009, avera…Continue reading
Yes, the spring session of Parliament has come to an end. But with much less news popping up on the political scene, I’ll take the opportunity to take a look back at the days I didn’t get to through my Parliament in Review posts – starting with Wednesd…Continue reading
Assorted content to start your week.- Following up on yesterday’s post, the Hill Times reports that even the first set of cuts from the Harper Cons’ majority looks to have a serious effect on our federal government’s ability to function for itself rath…Continue reading
Here, on how the Wall government’s economic strategy is resulting in Saskatchewan paying more to get less out of private-sector development.Continue reading
A new report by George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication shows that voters in America are concerned about global climate change, and would support…Continue reading
President Obama is warning of one if the debt ceiling is not lifted.
The American government will exceed its legislated debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion in August.
According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (yeah, they’re weenies and you’ll seldom hear me say anything good about them), our debt stands at $559 billion. That puts our national […]
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The Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is taking their misinformation machine on the road in an attempt to convince American consumers that President Obama is causing t…Continue reading
The NDP has released a first look at the prioritized resolutions from this weekend’s #vancon2011 (PDF). And while most of them may not come as too much surprise (or appear particularly controversial), there are a few which look highly noteworthy in dev…Continue reading
One of the few times when the NDP has always been able to count on pundit attention in the past has been its policy conventions, when commentators often churn out an easy column or post by gleefully mocking some of the resolutions put forward for debat…Continue reading
New Democrats will scrap McGuinty’s corporate tax rate giveaway: Horwath ? Ontario NDPIt’s been proven time and again that giving tax cuts to corporations doesn’t create jobs for Canadians and doesn’t boost the economy. Corporate tax cuts only boost…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your midweek reading.- The Star skewers the Cons’ insistence on pushing ahead with bad budget choices:As the Star argued during the election, Canada needs progressive economic vision in the form of strategic investments in sc…Continue reading
So that’s the Cons’ long-term economic action plan…A Conservative MP recently nominated by the federal government to sit on a secretive Canada-U.S. committee on continental defence told U.S. officials he was hoping a downturn in the economy would lea…Continue reading
`Would you rather have a perfectly efficient system that, if hit by a pebble, would shatter? Or, would you rather have an adaptable system that may not give you the exact output you want, but can handle anything? ?According to Barry Lynn of the New Am…Continue reading