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Economy, International, Society

Trade deal with Asia denounced by Canadian labour union

The United Steelworkers union says it is “unacceptable” that the Canadian government is pushing ahead with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This is a trade deal between Canada and several Pacific nations that the union says» 

Economy, Society

Canadian income inequality is a city phenomenon

Increasing income inequality is a concern around the world, but a new report suggests that in Canada, rising inequality is mostly an urban phenomenon affecting people in the largest cities. It is not something felt evenly across the country, according» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

OECD: Top 1% of Canadians account for 37% of total income growth

The reason general income growth is not seen by most people in their salaries is because the top richest 1% get most of it. In Canada, 37% and in the United States, 47%, according to a new study released Wednesday» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Why do some workers support weakened labour rights?

Why, if Canadians are concerned by income inequality, are some ready to support policies that actually weaken labour rights? That’s one of the questions York University labour and employment professor David Doorey asks in an article he wrote on his»