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.

Courtesy of iPolitics


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.

Courtesy of Briarpatch Magazine


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%).

Courtesy of Forum Research


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.

Courtesy of Broadbent Institute


That's Jokes



Should the Canadian government reform our voting system by adopting some form of proportional representation (PR)?