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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Precarious workers: Government can’t ignore its own

The government of Ontario says it wants to help workers in precarious jobs. With the launch this year of its “Changing Workplaces Review,” the province aims “to improve security and opportunity for those made vulnerable by the structural economic pressures and changes being experienced by Ontarians in 2015.” It’s a…
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Summertime and the Reading is Easy

Staff at the CCPA would like nothing better than to curl up with a good book (or 10) this summer. Since today is the first day of summer, we thought we’d share some of our favourite summer reading suggestions for progressives. What’s on your reading list this summer? Armine Yalnizyan,…
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