Babel-on-the-Bay: Ontario NDP: “We the Green”?

Ontario’s lacklustre new democratic party partied in Hamilton last weekend. While most of the province was celebrating the Raptors winning the championship title of America’s National Basketball Association, Ontario’s NDP was celebrating being the official opposition in Ontario. They were also reviewing their leadership and asking where their party was

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Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how the developing issue of plastic pollution has brought out the worst in both PR-focused Liberals and regressive Conservatives alike. For further reading…– The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has discussed the growth of giant oceanic garbage patches. And Alyin Woodward reports on new research showing how

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Evening Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Jonathan Aldred calls out the combination of handouts to the rich, cultivated attitudes of self-reliance and antisocial assumptions which have exacerbated inequality over the past few decades: European countries have, on average, more redistributive tax systems and more welfare benefits for the

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Accidental Deliberations: On transitions

I’ll offer a reply to Cam’s knee-jerk response to the federal NDP’s long-overdue push for the basic necessities of responsible economic and environmental policy – including real carbon emission reductions and an actual transition away from fossil fuel dependence. Simply put, there’s no reason to read every word of the

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Daniel Drenzer reviews Joseph Stiglitz’ People, Power and Profits, while noting the importance of pairing progressive policy ideas with a plan for implementation. And Laura Davison points out how Donald Trump’s massive tax losses which kept him from contributing to the U.S.’ public

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