federal budget

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May 16, 2012
Toronto EI rally. Photo: Tania Liu/Flickr

Changes to EI tighten the screws on the unemployed

Andrew Jackson
The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.
Podcast
May 3, 2012
Redeye

Harper budget a disaster for environment

Redeye
The Conservative budget for 2012 will weaken environmental standards across the board. This is especially concerning when it comes to corporations seeking approval for major industrial projects.
Podcast
May 3, 2012
Redeye

Reimagine the CBC

Redeye
One of the casualties of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's 2012 budget was the CBC. The network faces a 10 percent cut in funding over the next 3 years.
Columnists
Apr 17, 2012

The Harper regime in question

The Harper Conservatives may think they have a right to govern as they please, and they act as though the opposition parties have to accept what they decide: political reality suggests otherwise.
Blog
Apr 11, 2012

Gulf of St. Lawrence is important to Canadian identity

David Suzuki
Our environmental regulatory system is being downgraded by a federal government that gives some industrial interests priority over the environment and the overall long-term economy that depends on it.
Blog
Apr 5, 2012

When is a conservative not a conservative?

Armine Yalnizyan
An unusual exchange took place in Canada's Senate Chamber between two Conservative Senators, triggered by the decision to cut the National Council on Welfare.

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