Graham H. Cox

Social Impact Bonds: The Next Stage of Casino Capitalism

Social Impact Bonds come from the same dark place in the financial world as complex derivatives, the trading of which lead to the great financial crisis. They are a way for the great gamblers of financial markets to place bets on ‘success,’ in this case betting on the delivery of social services on the cheap. It is a disaster in the making for anyone who actually needs support.

Expert analysis on the attack on workers' rights to join a union

The following public intellectuals and experts expose the use of Orwellian-named ‘Right to Work’ laws by conservative and US Republican activists as a cynical political attack against workers’ rights and organized labour. This list of articles is specific to the fight to defend the Rand Formula in Canada, the right of unions to be political agents as part of defending their members interests through bargaining and political work, and the problems with current and rumoured changes to Canadian labour laws.

Harper's Bill C-377 and Why You Should Care

Bill C-377 was a federal piece of legislation brought forward by the Harper Conservatives that was supposed to be about union financial disclosure. However, after careful analysis we came to understand that it is a highly partisan and political attack on the right of free association in Canada.

The Middle Ground Is Not Rational When It Comes To Climate Change | Citizens' Press

A NYT article tries to suggest that there is a new position coming from the scientific community when it comes to climate change. It continues by stating that this position is the ‘middle’ position, presumably between those that deny that the entire science community is correct in their analysis that the earth is warming because of human behaviour and those radicals that make the absurd claim that we should do something about it.

Government officials comment on Harper's Bill C-377

MPs and senators weigh-in on Bill C-377 including Conservatives who think that the legislation is too broad, too heavy-handed and will have negative consequences on individual rights and privacy.

Reject Comparisons Between Canada and Europe on Union Dues

Canada has a very unique history when it comes to the development of our labour laws.

CLC and Affiliates launch campaign to defend union security

Have your local or organization pass a resolution like the one listed below. This resolution was passed at the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress.

Canadian Rand Formula vs. US Free-Loader

The Conservative attacks on workers’ collective rights are focused on undermining the financial capacity of workers’ organizations. The goal is to destroy the ability of unions to fight for the interests of their members at the bargaining table and in the political arena.

Journalists comment on Harper's Bill C-377

Bill C-377 was a Harper Conservative written federal piece of legislation that is supposed to be about union financial disclosure. However, after careful analysis we came to understand that it is a highly partisan and political attack on the right of free association in Canada. The Parliamentary Budget Office and the Canada Revenue Agency have both released costing analysis showing that the government will have to spend millions of dollars a year on the implementation of the reporting system.

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