Worth a Look
Young, restless, and unemployed
Why has the Canadian economy remained so lackluster for so long? It’s a mystery that baffles even the experts. “There’s a level gap,” Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said recently, “between where we thought the economy would be…and where it actually is.” What isn’t a mystery is who’s suffering the brunt. Young workers tend to be the first to feel the pinch when the economy is slow.
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Challenging the mail gaze
It’s been a tough couple of years for Canada’s postal workers. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) – which represents 50,000 mail carriers across its urban, rural, and suburban units – launched into contract negotiations at the end of last year, intent on achieving bargaining outcomes that secured its future vision of the national postal system.
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Half of Canadians see need for electoral reform
In a random sampling of public opinion taken by Forum among 1143 Canadian voters, close to one-half agree Canada needs to change its electoral system (48%), and just more than one third disagree with this (35%). Incidence of agreement is highest among the youngest (53%), males (52%), those in mid income groups ($60K to $80K - 57%), in B.C. (55), and among the well-educated (post grad - 53%).
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Election of Hillary Clinton may support New Deal for Canadians
The results of United States Presidential elections always have major implications for Canadians. This time around, we may just see a boost to progressive politics North of the border. Both Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have adopted more left-leaning and progressive platforms than has been the case for many years.
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