This lawsuit could end Canadian public health care and open the doors to US-style for-profit services

A case winding its way through the BC Supreme Court could up-end Canada’s public health care system and usher in private, two-tier health care similar to the US-style system. The case was brought forth by Dr. Brian Day, the owner of a number of private medical clinics in BC. He is asking the courts to strike … Continued

Pollution Tax & Dividend Plan Will Boost Average Canadian Incomes by $165

The Federal government announced a plan today to implement a pollution tax & dividend program. The program will create a pollution tax of $20 per tonne of CO2 pollution beginning in 2019, and increasing to $50 per tonne by 2022. 90% of the revenue generated by this pollution tax will be distributed back to Canadians … Continued

American-Funded Fraser Institute Advocating for Republican Right-To-Work Laws in Canada

A new article published by the Fraser Institute, and receiving heavy rotation with Facebook advertising, calls on the Canadian government to institute right-to-work laws, which have decimated labour unions throughout the United States. Right-to-work laws are a misnomer. They are laws used to “tilt the balance towards big corporations and further rig the system at … Continued

3 Reasons Why Ontario Needs to End The Sale of Public Water to Bottled Water Companies

The Ontario government currently allows private companies like Nestlé to purchase public water for use in bottled water. Here’s why this needs to change 1) Ontario’s Rules Never Anticipated Bottled Water Ontario’s Permit to Take Water system was created well before the advent of packaged water. The system was designed to help farmers and other … Continued

Ontario should spend at least $91 billion more on public services

Ontario’s new 2018 budget has faced criticism from the usual suspects in Canadian punditry who have decried the new social spending it promises. Randell Denley (formerly a Conservative candidate) complained in the Ottawa Citizen that the government is “spending wildly”. In the Toronto Sun, Lorrie Goldstein crowd the plan was a “house of cards”. Even … Continued

Young Canadians’ Income Down, Debt Up Over Past 40 Years

While average incomes for most Canadians have stagnated over the past 40 years, young people have been hit especially hard. Statistics Canada data shows that median incomes for Canadians aged 25-34 dropped by 12% over the past 30 years, falling from $42,700 in 1976 to $37,400 in 2016. The chart below illustrates this drop. While … Continued

The 1% Make More Money Doing Nothing Than Average People Do Working For 2 Years

Ontario is testing a basic income in which a randomly selected group of people will receive $16,989 with no strings attached per year for a single person, less 50% of any earned income. So, for example, someone who earned $20,000 in a year would receive $6,989 to top up their earnings. Critics of basic income have suggested … Continued

DEVASTATING: Fentanyl Ravaging British Columbia, Now Deadliest Killer In Province

People across Canada are dying at alarming rates as the opioid epidemic ravages communities. And now new data shows that in British Columbia, fentanyl — a deadly opiate derivative disguised in bags of white powder — has become the leading cause of unnatural death. Take a look at the two charts below released by the … Continued

The Koch Brothers Are Using This Far-Right Think Tank To Influence Canadians – And It’s Working

Canada is experiencing an awakening of right-right groups in Canada, with groups like Rebel Media spewing far-right racism, and hate crimes on the rise throughout the country. But far-right white supremacy isn’t the only movement we must keep an eye on. Canada is being influenced by America’s most powerful and richest Republicans, the Koch Brothers.  … Continued

Banks Stole $354 Million From Canadians – And They’re About to Get Away With It

No one likes banks. And for good reason. They charge unnecessary fees, protect the rich and make billions off of us. And the worst part is they keep getting away with it. A new report from CBC shows that even when banks break the rules, there’s zero punishment. For over 14 years, our country’s biggest … Continued