Worth a Look

Alarm bells are ringing over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Now that the full text of the TPP is finally out, experts and civil society groups are ringing alarm bells about some parts of the mega trade deal that don't seem quite as advertised. It boils down to one key question: are Canada's best interests being served?

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Pipeline to a green economy

Now that U.S. President Barack Obama has officially rejected TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline to ship tar sands crude to refineries on the Gulf Coast, where does that leave an oil-dependent Canada in a post-carbon age?

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Fast food workers protest for higher pay, union rights

Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, and other chain restaurants recently protested in cities around the United States to push fast food companies to pay them $15 an hour. The fast food protests were part of an ongoing campaign called the "Fight for $15." Janitors, nursing home workers, and package delivery workers also joined the protests.

Courtesy of The Montreal Gazette


Trudeau’s morbid duty

It was the longest federal election campaign since 1872. Yet through seventy-eight days of campaigning, rarely did a major party candidate mention the single most-important social issue facing Canadians: an able-minded individual’s right to receive assistance in ending his or her life on his or her own terms, in a humane and dignified way.

Courtesy of The Walrus Magazine


That's Jokes



Canada’s new finance minister, Bill Morneau, recently said that most "really smart" young people are able to find good jobs in today's economy. Do you agree?