Murray Dobbin

Murray Dobbin is rabble.ca's Senior Contributing Editor. He has been a journalist, broadcaster, author and social activist for 40 years. A board member and researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, he has written five studies for the centre including examinations of charter schools, and "Ten Tax Myths." Murray has been a columnist for the Financial Post and Winnipeg Free Press and contributes guest editorials to the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and other Canadian dailies. He writes a regular "State of the Nation" column for the on-line journal theTyee.ca which is published simultaneously on rabble.ca.

Murray has written five books, including critical profiles of Preston Manning, Kim Campbell and Paul Martin. His "The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen" has been described as a citizens' guide to globalization. He has also prepared radio documentaries for the CBC Radio's Ideas series on subjects including taxes, human rights and the right-wing regime in New
Zealand.

A long time social activist Murray has been involved in many movements from the anti-nuclear movement, to the fights against so-called free trade and public private partnerships. He is the founder of Word Warriors, a project which co-ordinates letter-writing to the editorial pages of newspapers across Canada. He is a Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute on International Affairs.

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May 2, 2005

The corporate tax cut was a bad idea anyway

Murray Dobbin
The hue and cry from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives over the loss of corporate tax cuts in the NDP/Liberal accord is an old, tired tune: corporate Canada demanding to keep its predominant p
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Feb 23, 2005

For our own good, give Canada away

Murray Dobbin
As Canadians watch their daily news — the same sex marriage debate, the continuing saga of equalization payments and the fight over splitting the Department of Foreign Affairs and International
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Jan 6, 2005

Is the FTAA dead, or just resting?

Murray Dobbin
There is a Monty Python sketch in which a customer in a pet store argues with the owner over the state of a parrot — motionless and apparently deceased. The customer insists that the bird is de
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Dec 22, 2004

Paul Martin's stunted imagination

Murray Dobbin
After one year in office, is it too soon to judge how Paul Martin is doing? Perhaps. But if Martin ultimately failsto make a significant mark as a Canadian prime minister it will be due to his failu
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Dec 6, 2004

The man who walks with dinosaurs

Murray Dobbin
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
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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
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Nov 22, 2004

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

Murray Dobbin
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
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Sep 27, 2004

Unscrambling the free trade omelette

Murray Dobbin
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
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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
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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

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