Articles Canadian Business

  • Free Trade Benefits Canada, eh?

    Canadian Business

    Every time I pass through Oshawa, Ontario I think of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the USA. Oshawa is the home of General Motors of Canada, the largest producer of motor vehicles in Canada. Not that long ago Canada was the fourth largest producer of cars and trucks in the world.

  • It is time to confront Canada’s staple trap

    Canadian Business

    A country should allow for that price variability and plan accordingly – like not putting all its eggs in that basket. This is precisely what neither the governments of Alberta nor Canada has done or is doing.

  • Why New Euro-Canada Treaty Is a Gift to Oil Firms

    Canadian Business

    By sheer coincidence the media has recently been filled with stories that reflect the parallel universes we seem to be living in. The first were the stories about the international climate summit and the huge climate march (and hundreds of smaller ones) that preceded it – punctuated by the launch of Naomi Klein’s powerful call-to-action book This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate adding to the power of the moment.

  • Alain Deneault in Conversation with Canadian Dimension

    Canadian Business

    Québec author Alain Deneault, one of the authors of noir Canada, and publisher, les Éditions Écosociété inc. became the object of two multi-million dollar SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) suits brought by Barrick Gold and Banro Corporation. CD discusses with Deneault the dubious practices of the Canadian mining industry abroad, the suit and its implications.

  • Work in the age of anxiety

    Canadian Business

    Working Canadians, from blue collar workers to middle class professionals to hamburger flippers are facing the worst economy insecurity, most stressful working conditions, the slowest increases in real income and the most cynical anti-worker governments literally since the 1930s.

  • International solidarity against Canadian mining giant

    T.B.A.

  • Canada’s transformation under neoliberalism

    Canadian Business

    In one of his most comprehensive recent articles, Unifor economist Jim Stanford provides a critical overview of Canada’s hard economic turn to the right.

  • Precarious workers or satisfied customers? A fine line for giant retailers

    Canadian Business

    A Walmart Christmas could have easily been written by Dickens. The stresses and difficulties faced by Walmart workers during the holidays is overwhelming. Overwork, a climate of fear and barely-organized chaos make for taxing shifts at work. Low wages, insufficient hours and inadequate benefits stretch budgets and make it harder to find holiday joy at home.

  • Stop service cuts at Canada Post

    Canadian Business

    As job cuts and home-delivery closure appears impending, please consider signing this Canada Post support statement.

  • Are our banks really safe?

    Canadian Business

    If Canada’s banking regulations are not substantially toughened by the time the next global financial crisis hits – yes, there will be another crisis – our Big Six banks may very well find themselves in serious trouble. Again.

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