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  • Alain Deneault in Conversation with Canadian Dimension

    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

    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. At the same time the 1% and the powerful corporations which make them rich have not been so privileged in terms of wealth, income and political power since the pre-crash 1920s.

  • Canada’s transformation under neoliberalism

    Neoliberalism represented a multi-faceted, deliberate, global strategy by elites to turn the whole ship around. A generation later, it is sobering to consider how successful that strategy has been. It has clearly empowered and enriched corporations and those who own them, and put workers on the defensive everywhere.

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

    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

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

  • Are our banks really safe?

    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.

  • Canada’s profitability puzzle

    What explains Canada’s current economic conjecture? Economist and activist Michal Rozworski takes a look at the data and makes some compelling arguments.

  • Inequality grows as CEOs blackmail the rest of us

    After the US, Canada has the second highest CEO-to-worker pay ratio. Yves Engler argues politicians should legislate a maximum pay differential between the best and worst paid workers in all companies.

  • Why Saying No to Toronto Airport Expansion Makes Sense

    Carlo Fanelli calls on Toronto residents and visitors to oppose airport expansion at Dec. 17 council meeting.

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