Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Rafael Gomez and Juan Gomez offer a look at the state of Canadian workplace democracy, as well as some useful proposals to improve it. – The New York Times editorial board points out how the U.S.’ temporary worker programs are predictably being abused by employers to lower ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Oxfam offers its latest look at global inequality, featuring the finding that 62 people now control as much wealth as half of the people on the planet. And the Equality Trust discusses how that extreme inequality is eroding any sense of community: Inequality is a huge threat to ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Barbara Yaffe writes about the continual rise in food bank use and the underlying political choices which have brought it about: (I)n the last decade food banks have been helping Canadians through both good times and bad. Doubtless, the latest food bank numbers, at least in part, ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Don’t be fooled by the spin on the Canada-China FIPA treaty

by Gus Van Harten| Troy Media There is a lot of spin about the Canada-China investment treaty (or FIPA). Canadians should not be fooled into the deal. They should insist on an independent review of the government’s claims, before the treaty is locked in for 31 years. Recently, National Post columnist Andrew Coyne analyzed the treaty and pronounced ...