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Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Looking towards childcare in Canada, with lessons from Sweden

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This week, the federal NDP reignited a national debate over childcare by proposing a universal $15 per day childcare program. This is the focus of today’s episode, which features two guests. First up, Angela MacEwen. Angella is an economist with the Canadian Labour Congress and has long been a strong advocate for . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Looking towards childcare in Canada, with lessons from Sweden

Politics, Re-Spun: Greed + Government Cuts Erode Society [Bah, Humbug!]

The greedy and selfish among us are NOT on our side.

Happy Christmas Eve!

I hope you’re all giving lots of money to charities because ’tis the season and all that. But what happens if generally, as a society, we can’t or won’t give so much?

Coupled with public sector social service cuts, . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Greed + Government Cuts Erode Society [Bah, Humbug!]

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands: The Royalty Rip Off [VIDEO]

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The Canadian Progressive: In B.C., more than 200 community living workers go on strike today

More than 200 community living workers in the Kootenays and Salmon Arm to go on strike starting on Thursday, January 31. by CUPE British Columbia | Jan. 30, 2013: VANCOUVER, B.C. – Community Living workers who support people with developmental disabilities at agencies in Trail, Castlegar, Creston, and Salmon Arm will be on strike on . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In B.C., more than 200 community living workers go on strike today

Canadian Progressive World: Canada’s Shame: Acclaimed Inuit Artist Pregnant And Homeless In Ottawa

“We CAN look after each other better than we do today” and “Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity.” – the late NDP Leader, Jack Layton

Emotional by nature, I am. Very. But this is . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Canada’s Shame: Acclaimed Inuit Artist Pregnant And Homeless In Ottawa

Canadian Progressive World: Activists Target Harper Government At 2012 Int AIDS Conference

Activists angered over funding cuts and regressive government policy protest the Canada exhibit booth

To launch off the AIDS 2012 XIX International AIDS Conference Washington D.C., Canadian and international activists demonstrated at the Canadian exhibition booth this afternoon. The Canadian booth is financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and is a symbol of . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Activists Target Harper Government At 2012 Int AIDS Conference