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.

Jun 2, 2005

Sterile seeds, Canada's impotence

Two weeks ago, a group of self-appointed guardians of Canada's well-being released their final report on “The Future of North America.” The taskforce that wrote it is promoting some extrem
May 22, 2005

Why Conservatives should thank Chuck Cadman

For all the talk of a dysfunctional House of Commons, what has transpired over the past few weeks is precisely the opposite. Oh, to be sure, for Bay Street, newspaper editors, hysterical right wing p
May 9, 2005

The B.C. Libs' big fib

There's no lie like a Big Lie. And as happens so often, the big lies — those repeated over and over again — pay big dividends. This has seldom been more true than the current election and t
Apr 14, 2005

CEOs sell out the nation

The free trade deals of the 1980s were a leap of faith. We took the leap and have been paying ever since. We suffer constant trade harassment. We lost 280,000 of our best jobs, forever. We “rest
Apr 7, 2005

Time to tame corporate power

The fact that our nation has been effectively governed according to the priorities of 150 global corporations is now so “normal” that it is almost never remarked upon. Yet there is an enorm


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