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Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Walkom Today

The union movement is one of the last remnants of the great postwar pact between labour, capital and government.

That pact provided Canadians with things they still value, from medicare to public pension plans. Good wages in union shops kept pay high, even in workplaces that weren’t organized. Unions agitated for and . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Walkom Today

Politics and its Discontents: McGuinty’s Magical Thinking

“We’ve been through tough times before. This is one more.”

At his leadership review yesterday, that was Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s rather understated response to his recent string of political misfires, misfires that include his costly efforts to win seats in the last election by shutting down two gas-fired power plants at . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: McGuinty’s Magical Thinking