CCPA joins global campaign to #MakeAmazonPay

Amazon’s rise from online bookseller to trillion-dollar global logistics, internet, merchandising and entertainment behemoth was fast and ferocious. Behind the same-day deliveries and trend-setting television series is a company committed to ruthlessly destroying productive economic activity and debasing workers. It is helped along in this pursuit by aggressive (but legal) tax…
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Saskatchewan’s wasted energy (efficiency)

The Saskatchewan government often explains its approach to climate change policy as one of “balance,” concerned that any environmental regulations do not do undue harm to Saskatchewan’s economy. This of course has been the primary argument behind the government’s opposition to a federal carbon price, or what Premier Scott Moe…
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Five ways the Biden presidency could change Canadian climate policy for the better

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is an unabashedly moderate politician. During the Democratic Party primaries last year he often found himself on the defensive as more progressive candidates challenged his record and his priorities, including on climate change. Yet after securing his party’s nomination this spring en route to winning the…
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Why Doug Ford’s COVID-19 balancing act won’t save small business

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s desire to keep small businesses afloat and the economy open through the pandemic–even as COVID-19 cases soar–is evident in his government’s budget. Unfortunately, there is a fatal flaw in Ford’s approach. It won’t work. In the spring, the first-wave lockdown in Ontario targeted those businesses where…
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The last “normal” election?

Outwardly, election night looked “normal”. The polls were pretty reliable, the pundits offered their usual platitudes, politicians appeared jubilant or contrite in front of the cameras depending on how voters had treated them. But while it looked mostly familiar, there were a few signs that things weren’t quite the same….
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1492 Land Back Lane: Respect for Indigenous land protectors

People everywhere should be watching what’s happening on Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) territory at 1492 Land Back Lane in Caledonia, Ontario. The basic facts of this latest confrontation are plain enough.  In 2015 Foxgate Developments paid $4 million for 10 hectares of land bordering the town of Caledonia. The development company…
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