Archive for April, 2016

‘Dreams So Real’-Metric

April 30, 2016

What’s yours is mine: Against the sharing economy

April 30, 2016

In his recent book, What’s Yours Is Mine,Tom Slee delivers a sharp critique of technology companies like Airbnb and Uber, arguing that these businesses damage rather than serve the interests of communities. Tom Slee speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.

Corporate Canada Poured More Than $270B In Tax Havens Last Year

April 28, 2016

OTTAWA — Corporate Canada increased spending in its ten favourite tax havens by 17 per cent in 2015, according to new figures on direct foreign investment released Tuesday by Statistics Canada.


April 27, 2016

Un 15 avril pour 15$/h

April 19, 2016

The Big, Fat Saudi-Arms-Deal Spin

April 18, 2016

According to Prime Minister Trudeau, proceeding with the multi-billion dollar arms deal with human rights violator Saudi Arabia is “a matter of principle.” When have we heard this before? Ah yes, the previous government.

Stephane Dion Approved $11B Sale Of Armoured Vehicles To Saudi, Docs Reveal

April 13, 2016

OTTAWA — Documents provided by Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion’s office say the minister approved the export of $11 billion worth of the $15 billion in light armoured vehicles destined for Saudi Arabia as part of a controversial defence contract.

Canada’s Progressive Party to Consider Radical ‘Leap’ to Green Economy

April 12, 2016

In wake of massive job losses from oil price crash, NDP launches nationwide debates about Naomi Klein’s call to swiftly transition Canada to a green economy

Nobel-Winning Economist Warns Canada To Stay Away From TPP

April 9, 2016

Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, warns Canada to “stay away” from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it is a flawed trade agreement that benefits big business at the expense of the working class.

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Garda: Canada’s “Blackwater”

April 9, 2016

Last week students at L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) disrupted a board meeting after learning administrators planned to sign a $50 million, seven-year, contract with security giant GardaWorld. Protesters are angry the administration has sought to expel student leaders and ramp up security at the politically active campus as they cut programs.

Garda: Canada’s “Blackwater”