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Oct
22
Business Groups Lobby B.C. Government To Stop Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Business Groups Lobby B.C. Government To Stop Paid Sick Leave Legislation

“It's an idea whose time is long overdue. It's never made sense to have to choose between paying the bills if you don't have sick pay, and going to work and making others sick.”
Oct
15
Can The Public Sector Displace Facebook’s Unprecedented Corporate Power?

Can The Public Sector Displace Facebook’s Unprecedented Corporate Power?

“In most other sectors, when one company becomes so large with regard to something that's so important to the public, they often are brought under public control, or public regulation."
Oct
08
Critics Say Canada Has Been A ‘Laggard’ On Tackling Tax Avoidance. What Needs To Change?

Critics Say Canada Has Been A ‘Laggard’ On Tackling Tax Avoidance. What Needs To Change?

The Pandora Papers are "the tip of the iceberg," says one policy analyst.
Sep
29
What Happened To Canada's Domestic Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity?

What Happened To Canada's Domestic Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity?

“What the pandemic has done has just driven home how vulnerable we are to the pharmaceutical industry. It was clear that it was a problem for Canada that we didn’t have domestic vaccine production capacity.”
Sep
28
What The Rise Of The Far-Right People’s Party Means For Canada’s Political Landscape

What The Rise Of The Far-Right People’s Party Means For Canada’s Political Landscape

“The COVID conspiracy movement and the far-right are not happy with Erin O'Toole. So this time around, many more of them decided they weren't going to vote strategically, and they were going to vote for the PPC.”
Sep
16
Liberals’ Home Savings Account Proposal A ‘Gimmick’ That Leaves Low-Income Renters Behind, Analysts Say

Liberals’ Home Savings Account Proposal A ‘Gimmick’ That Leaves Low-Income Renters Behind, Analysts Say

“It’s most likely to be a tax shelter for a very, very small pool of Canadians who have very high incomes under the age of 40.”
Sep
12
The Silencing Of Fairy Creek Journalists: RCMP Threaten and Obstruct Free Press

The Silencing Of Fairy Creek Journalists: RCMP Threaten and Obstruct Free Press

“I’ve had officers put hands on me on two instances where I was on the side of the road, doing my job.”
Sep
05
Alone In The Dome: Disabled People, Many Poor, Struggled to Survive B.C.’s Fatal Heat Wave

Alone In The Dome: Disabled People, Many Poor, Struggled to Survive B.C.’s Fatal Heat Wave

“We don’t have this kind of weather normally in Vancouver, but climate change is happening …(those who died) weren’t even that old.”
Sep
03
Cultural Centre With Nazi Statue Received $35,000 Federal Grant For Protection From ‘Hate Crimes’

Cultural Centre With Nazi Statue Received $35,000 Federal Grant For Protection From ‘Hate Crimes’

Roman Shukevych collaborated with the Nazis during the Second World War, and scholars believe he is responsible for the deaths of approximately 100,000 people, including Jews, Poles, Belarusians, and non-nationalist Ukrainians.
Sep
02
Why Critics Doubt Erin O'Toole's Comments About Racism, Abortion and Climate Science

Why Critics Doubt Erin O'Toole's Comments About Racism, Abortion and Climate Science

O’Toole insists that he condemns racism, is pro-choice and accepts the reality of climate change. However, many observers remain skeptical about O’Toole’s level of commitment to those positions.