Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has unveiled its alternative federal budget – which highlights the choice between the Cons’ needless austerity, and the 200,000-300,000 extra jobs which could be created alongside important social improvements which could be brought about through well-placed public action. – Meanwhile, Murray ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Thomas Walkom discusses the meaning of the Ontario Libs’ attempt to take collective bargaining rights away from teachers in the context of the wider labour movement: The union movement is one of the last remnants of the great postwar pact between labour, capital and government. That pact ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Paul Boothe discusses the dangers of giving in to resource-boom hype rather than planning for sustainable development: The resource roller coaster and the crazy things it causes us to do are not new. Remember the federal government’s 1980 National Energy Program? It grew out of a forecast ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading. – Peter O’Neil and Tara Carman report on the Cons’ strategy of importing temporary foreign workers to drive down wages across Canada. And Craig McInnes juxtaposes that plan against the need for viable careers for young British Columbians in particular: More than a quarter of those are in B.C., ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Labour Day Links

Assorted content for your Labour Day reading. – The Star comments on the place of the union movement in the face of a determined push to silence workers: Given the challenges ahead, and all the ground that’s been lost so far, it remains to be seen if the new union will succeed in building “a ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Mitchell Anderson discusses the Ten Commandments that have ensured that Norway’s oil wealth is preserved for the benefit of citizens. But it’s particularly worth contrasting Norway’s philosophy surrounding non-renewable resources against the frenzy to extract everything today at any price (which of course currently dominates western Canadian ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Lana Payne sees reason for hope in the sheer breadth of citizens who are protesting against the Harper Cons: Scientists. Doctors. Nuclear engineers. Academics. Researchers. Stephen Harper has a big problem. He has ticked them all off. And they are not suffering their grievances or concerns for informed, ...