Opinion & Analysis


POOLED EDITORIAL: Five years after the Ampatuan Massacre, Aquino must be held accountabl

Five years after the massacre of 58 men and women including 32 journalists in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, justice remains elusive and impunity still reigns. The promise of President Benigno Aquino III to help speedily resolve the case that has put the Philippines in the limelight as one of the most dangerous places for journalists 

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‘Our land is being denied us’

BINNADANG THIRD ANNIVERSARY IN TORONTO (Speech of Dr. Chandu Claver, Chairperson, NOC, BAYAN-Canada, Toronto, 16 November 2014) “Naimbag nga rabii tay amin”. Good evening. I am happy to have the chance to be with you tonight on your Anniversary celebration. One of my tasks in my other role as International Spokesperson of the Cordillera Peoples’ 

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Income-splitting won’t help 85% of Canadian households

Dear Editor,
 The federal Conservative government will forgo a surplus this year and instead borrow money to pay for income-splitting and other new tax measures, according to its own fall economic update.
 In the last two months the Conservatives announced more than $3 billion in tax changes for this year, including an expensive income-splitting scheme. 

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Economic growth set to decline year-after-year

Dear Editor, Buried in the federal government’s fall fiscal update was some major news: economic growth in Canada will decline year-after-year for the next five years. Let me say that again: from 2015 to 2019, growth will decline each and every year. Faced with this sad prognosis, the Conservatives are putting all their eggs in 

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Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program by the Caregiver Action Centre

CAC brief on PR

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Liberals ignoring childcare crisis: NDP

TORONTO – NDP Education critic Peter Tabuns says that the costs of childcare in Ontario are exorbitant and the Liberals need to make affordable licensed childcare a priority. “It’s outrageous that families in Toronto, London, Windsor, Brampton, and Mississauga all face childcare fees equivalent to over a third of a woman’s income,” said Tabuns.  “Under 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jim Flaherty was right:   Income splitting is unfair and expensive

Dear editor, Middle class families should not have to pay more to give wealthier families like those of MPs and Cabinet Ministers a $2,000 tax break. But that’s exactly what’s happening with Stephen Harper’s new “income splitting” scheme.  In families where the parents are in different tax brackets, it allows the higher-income spouse to claim 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Terrible acts of violence vs Canada

Dear Editor, Canadians across the nation are all shocked and saddened at the terrible acts of violence that took place last week. We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Canadian Armed Forces members who succumbed to injuries caused by these attacks. We count on our Armed Forces to protect our 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Imposing deliberate destitution on refugees is wrong

Dear Editor, Canadians used to be known around the world for our compassion and generosity, but changes hidden in the Conservative government’s latest omnibus budget bill threaten those values. Every year Canada welcomes refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution in troubled parts of the world to begin their lives anew in our country.  Before 

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The author with Manny Pacquiao

Blame the system and house leadership on Pacquiao’s absences

  Manny Pacquiao has been hit and criticized for his frequent absences in the House of Representatives (HR) and was advised by his colleagues “to be more active as Congressman.” But since when has attendance in legislative sessions been seriously considered by both houses of Congress as the basis or standard of performance of a 

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