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Feb 12, 2014
Photo: Torroloco/flickr

Comments on #bdgt14, Harper's trade policy and jobs

Stuart Trew
The 2014 budget will create a Made-in-Canada branding campaign but the government is signing a trade deal with Europe that will ban Made-in-Canada policies at the provincial and municipal level.
News
Dec 17, 2013
Photo: flickr/Dan Taylor

Workers feel crunch as Kellogg factory closes

Jason Russell
The recent announcement of the Kellogg factory closure in London, Ontario has spurred on questions about Canada's deindustrialization and increasing dependance on precarious employment.
Blog
Oct 29, 2013
Image: flickr/epsos

CETA will make Canadians 'hewers of wood'

Jerry Dias
We know so little about Harper's secret CETA deal and already there's cause for concern. Will CETA really help Canadians or will it send manufacturing jobs even further abroad?
Blog
Apr 29, 2013
Photo: Travis S. / flickr

Rip and ship (hewers of wood, drawers of water 2.0)

Steven Shrybman
Many will be aware of the U.S.-based campaign to stop Keystone XL pipeline for ecological reasons. But Canadians have another reason to oppose this grotesque sell-off of the nation's patrimony.
Blog
Aug 17, 2012
Photo: Carissa Rogers/Flickr

Canada's economic problem is not high wages

Andrew Jackson
The view that wages are "too high" boils down to saying that workers have no right to share in rising national income, all of which should go to profits and senior managers.
Blog
Jul 20, 2012
Photo: TheCulinaryGeek/Flickr

Baskin-Robbins and the Walmartization of ice cream

Armine Yalnizyan
During an unusually hot summer, Baskin-Robbins has decided to shut its production facility in Peterborough, Ont., and lay off 80 workers because of . . . wait for it . . . increased demand!
Blog
Jun 14, 2012
Photo: . Shell/Flickr

Dutch disease on the Rideau

Erin Weir
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.

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