Cap and trade’s potential impact on Ontario jobs

This spring the Ontario Government introduced legislation that lays the groundwork for a greenhouse gas cap and trade system and is the legislative basis for Ontario joining Quebec and California in the Western Climate Initiative. Setting emission reduction targets and putting a price on carbon are essential to combat climate change….
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Retrait accéléré des wagons-citernes par Transports Canada : une réalité loin du compte

À la fin du mois de juillet, le ministre des Transports Marc Garneau a annoncé que le Canada accélérerait le retrait des wagons-citernes de la catégorie dont l’explosion au Lac-Mégantic en juillet 2013 a coûté la vie à 47 personnes. Plutôt que d’attendre 2018, comme aux États-Unis, le ministre a annoncé aux médias…
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A tribute to Mel Hurtig

When author, publisher and activist Mel Hurtig died on Wednesday, Canada lost one of its most ardent champions and defenders. Renowned as the publisher of The Canadian Encyclopedia in 1991, Mel devoted most of his life to battling foreign ownership, “free” trade, and the poverty and inequality spawned by neoliberal…
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Zombie ideas on pension reform rise again

The insurance industry has enjoyed tremendous profit on their retirement savings “products” for Canadians. The potential Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement and the looming Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) pose major threats to the industry. Keith Ambachtsheer and Edward Waitzer’s recent call for for private competition to the ORPP is…
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