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Dec 6, 2004

The man who walks with dinosaurs

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Stockwell Day, the man who once admitted that he believed humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, has once again revealed that he is not fit to hold public office. He refused to send
News
Dec 1, 2004

Why I voted for Tommy — again and again

Murray Dobbin
As one of those who vigorously promoted the great CBC contest, <i>The Greatest Canadian</i>, I was subjected to more hostile emails and criticisms than any of my writings have ever attracted. And I h
News
Nov 22, 2004

Canada's &#195;&#169;lite is at war with Canadians

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At no time in the past 50 years has Canada's &#195;&#169;lite been so openly contemptuous of its own country. And at no time inthis same period have &#147;ordinary&#148; Canadians been more proud of
News
Sep 27, 2004

Unscrambling the free trade omelette

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Last Wednesday saw fierce controversy in the labour movement as CLC president Ken Georgetti tried desperately to explain reports in the media that he now supported free trade. Georgetti said official
News
Jun 11, 2004

Is Paul Martin ready for a U.S. attack on Cuba?

Murray Dobbin
Prime Minister Paul Martin chatted with George W. Bush at the G8 meeting last week and apparently talked about the same old topic &#151; American bullying on the tradefront &#151; with predictable r
News
May 24, 2004

The white cat and black cat of medicare

Murray Dobbin
If the actual campaign is anything like the warmup, this election is going to be a sorry spectacle &#151; a contest between two parties, both dedicated for a decade to dismantling medicare, competing
News
May 10, 2004

Popular opposition slows corporate juggernaut

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Just two years after popular opposition stopped a half billion dollar P3 in the lower B.C. mainland &#151; a huge water filtration plant &#151; another public private &#147;partnership&#148; has been
Columnists
Mar 17, 2004

Paul Martin's implausible deniability

There are two reasons why plausible deniability isn't working for Prime Minister Paul Martin. The most important reason: It is decidedly un-prime-ministerial, the mirror image of the kind of person w
News
Feb 3, 2004

Paul Martin from the throne: still crying poor

Murray Dobbin
<p>As with most throne speeches, especially those preceding elections, yesterday's was meant to make us feel good &#151; and also to reinforce the popular myth that Paul Martin is still his father's
Columnists
Dec 29, 2003

Liar, liar, pants on fire?

Does Paul Martin have a pathological aversion to telling the truth? When it comes to his shipping company it seems Martin believes he can simply deny the facts and continually get away with it.
News
Dec 12, 2003

Did Paul Martin really revive the economy?

Murray Dobbin
Canada has a new Prime Minister today. And despite Paul Martin's reputation for having rescued the economy, the 1990s were harrowing in terms of unemployment, increased poverty, the gap between rich
Columnists
Nov 27, 2003

Paul Martin: A cynical beginning

In his acceptance speech, Paul Martin declared: &#147;I don't believe that trickle-down economics works, or that rising levels of inequality speak to a healthy society.&#148; It takes spectacular ga
Columnists
Nov 18, 2003

Paul Martin's tainted record

It is a story that will not &#151; and should not &#151; die. The tainted-blood scandal is a tale of bureaucratic indifference, corporate greed and regulatory failure resulting in hundreds of needles
News
Nov 11, 2003

Martin's management: a flat-out disaster

Murray Dobbin
What if Paul Martin became prime minister and was suddenly so afflicted with pangs of conscience that his first speech from the throne revealed his true record &#151; and a plan to redeem it? Why wou
News
Sep 26, 2003

Martin sings Mulroney tunes

Murray Dobbin
As the coronation of Paul Martin approaches, a political quiz going the rounds poses the question: is Paul Martin actually to the right of Brian Mulroney? There is some pretty compelling evidence sug
Columnists
Sep 11, 2003

Aboard Paul's bandwagon

Millions of Canadians seem willing &#151; even eager &#151; to get a chance to vote for Paul Martin whenever he calls an election. That he will win the Liberal leadership and be in a position to call
News
Sep 3, 2003

Cuban crackdown

Murray Dobbin
For thousands of activists in both the developed world and the third world, Cuba has been both an inspiration and an amazing example of a country that has actually withstood the extreme hostility of
Columnists
May 15, 2003

Beware Another P3 Scam

A corporation would be contracted to build, finance, operate and maintain the Richmond-Airport-Vancouver Rapid Transit Line for thirty-five years. It amounts to little more than handing over a trainl
Columnists
Apr 7, 2003

Battle for the West

You never know when the old paradigm is going to shift on you. Now, it&#146;s hitting Stephen Harper up-side the head. The resurgence of the NDP, with its anti-war position and support for &#147;acti
Columnists
Jan 30, 2003

U.S. Eyes Canadian Energy

Just how determined are private energy corporations to gain complete control of markets through deregulation? A recent <i>Toronto Star</i> article that revealed a DFAIT plan to fully integrate all No
Columnists
Jan 22, 2003

Bush&#146;s tax-cut mantra

Greed, apparently, is still good. Or so we would have to conclude by Bay Street&#146;s tax-cut cheerleaders who are falling over themselves to say that Canada will almost certainly have to copy Georg
Columnists
Nov 21, 2002

America - Close, Yet So Far Away

In the renewed debate about whether or not Canada should get even <i>cozier</i> with the United States, both sides have used recent polling data to back their case. But the polls only tell us so much

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