Doug Ford’s decision to slash Toronto City Council is a call to action for progressives

Some characterize Premier Ford’s disruption of Toronto’s city council elections as an abuse of power; but I would say he’s using the power of his office in a majority government to advance a specific set of interests – exactly why he vied for that power in the first place. The self-styled man “for the people” wants to prevent the people from using our democratic process to achieve material changes in their lives.

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Talk of “the end of jobs” hides real labour market issues

There is a lot of talk these days about the end of jobs and the decimation of traditional employment due to rapid technological change, the much feared rise of the robots, and the emergence of new and more insecure forms of work in the so-called gig economy. But the statistics suggest that the extent of real change in the job market to date has been greatly exaggerated by many pundits.

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U.S.-China spat offers chance for realignment of global trade order

This article originally appeared in the Globe & Mail

What kind of new global order do Canadians want to shape? 

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There should be a fully independent public inquiry to prevent any repeat of the injustice done to Hassan Diab

This Article originally appeared in the Globe & Mail.

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