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Globe editorial: Ontario is open for business, but on the back of vulnerable workers

All jurisdictions must be competitive on wages in order to attract business. But they also need to attract and keep low-wage workers by treating them fairly and not exploiting their economic vulnerability. Premier Ford has failed to consider the second part of that equation.

Source: Globe and Mail - October 24, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-ontario-is-open-for-business-but-on-the-back-of/

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The Trudeau Government is right to impose Carbon Pricing

The Liberal government is firmly on the right side of what is shaping up to be one of the main issues in next fall’s election, perhaps the defining issue.
Imposing a price on carbon emissions, even a relatively low one to start with, is the smartest and most efficient way to reduce emissions. Economists from both right and left agree on that.

Source: Toronto Star - October 23, 2018
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/23/the-trudeau-government-is-right-to-impose-carbon-pricing.html

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Economic approaches to environmental sustainability

Care for God's creation is among the Church's fundamental social teachings. Both respect for the Creator and wisdom would seem to dictate a concern for leaving a viable world for our children. Wise application of economic tools can offer just routes to a fairer and more sustainable world, while offering dignified work through innovation.

Source: The Globe and Mail Newspaper - October 9, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-to-avoid-catastrophic-climate-change-we-need-carbon-pricing/

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Doug Ford speaks ‘For the People’ - just not low-income people

Announcements this week cancelling the basic-income pilot project that was up and running in several communities in Ontario, with thousands of volunteer participants, indicate that, for this particular brand of Progressive Conservatives, “fairness” or “the people” are terms that exclude the 10 per cent of Ontarians who live below the poverty line.
The new Ontario government has a choice to make: kindhearted, fiscally responsible, inclusive Progressive Conservatives or narrow-minded, deeply ideological, exclusionary conservatives?

Source: Globe and Mail - August 1, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-doug-ford-speaks-for-the-people-just-not-low-income-people/

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