Murray Dobbin

Murray Dobbin is'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 which is published simultaneously on

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

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.

Mar 5, 2008

'Turning the screws'

Harper's Conservatives in their latest budget have taken their lead from the Bush administration. They are simultaneously increasing the military's budget and cutting government revenue to set the st
Jan 4, 2008

Black vs. Kissinger and Buckley

In a smackdown between two titans of the right — William F. Buckley Jr. and Conrad Black — who is most likely to win? Buckley, googly-eyed master of the sneering putdown, or Black, aka the
Dec 13, 2007

Sell your car, stay sane

What can be done about the craziness experienced daily on the streets of Canada's major cities? The car, whose greatest selling point is supposed to be convenience, is actually becoming less and less
Oct 18, 2007

Target Iran: where's Harper?

Canadians seem blissfully unaware of the increasing signs of a global catastrophe. But there are extremely worrying indications that the U.S. is planning âe" and soon âe" to attack Iran.
Oct 2, 2007

Through the looking glass with Jim Flaherty

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has said repeatedly in recent weeks that the Canadian economy is "the strongest it has been in a generation." His obvious pride in this situation prompted The Ty
Aug 30, 2007

Canada up for grabs

Stephen Harper's behaviour around the NAFTA leaders' Security and Prosperity Partnership summit was politically reckless, and he will pay a price for it.
Jun 11, 2007

The plan to disappear Canada

If the machinations going on in this country regarding so-called “deep integration” were instead a communist conspiracy to take over the country (you will, of course, have to try hard to im
May 29, 2007

Hansen plays 'Jeopardy,' BC loses

Now that the wheels are starting to fall off the PR bus promoting the Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement, Colin Hansen is complaining that the agreement is getting unfair media coverage


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