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Obama's climate action — and Harper's moral failure

For Canadians who care deeply about acting to stave off dangerous climate change, President Obama’s landmark speech today outlining his administration’s climate action plan likely induced mixed feelings: delight to see the...

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In his own words: Hugh Segal on Bill C-377

Bill 377 is anti-democratic and will destabilize the Canadian economy. Conservative Senator Hugh Segal put it best this week when he said:

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The end of the "Golden Age" for university graduates

Some 500,000 students have just graduated from Canada’s postsecondary education system, and the great majority will be hoping to find a decent job and to embark upon a meaningful career....

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Why Crowley has it wrong on cars, freedom, and public transit

In Wednesday's Globe and Mail, Brian Lee Crowley of the MacDonald Laurier Institute produced what he called a “homage to the (undeservedly) hated car”. In it, he reproduced a number...

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Farewell to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) closed shop at the end of March. This move, announced in the 2012 Budget, was not unexpected, but was...

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"Tax Freedom Day": freedom from what, exactly?

Concrete is poured into the foundation of the Trois-Rivieres Regional Hospital.  The Fraser Institute has declared yesterday “Tax Freedom Day”: the day, they claim, that Canadians stop earning wages that...

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Statement on the first reading of Bill C-525

This summer, the Conservative government unleashed the latest wave in their ongoing attack on Canada’s democratic institutions. Bill C-525, like Bill C-377, is further evidence of a Conservative government bent...

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Why it’s worth paying for public transit

Ontario politics in the coming months are set to revolve around a debate on whether taxes should be raised to pay for a massive expansion of public transit and transportation infrastructure in...

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Statement on the launch of Unifor

On behalf of the Broadbent Institute, I’d like to congratulate the Canadian Auto Workers and the Canadian Energy and Paperworkers’ Union on today’s launch of their new union, Unifor. A...

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Keystone XL and Canada’s Resource Trap

Harper has just made a trip down the US, after the Canadian government has launched a “please buy our oil” publicity campaign promoting the Keystone XL pipeline on the American...