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Former Bank of Canada governor worries about deaths in TMX protests

David Dodge is adamant that construction of the Trans-Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline proceed even thought the intensity of the protests could lead to deaths.

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Less news being shared via social media

The new Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism study finds that while people are becoming disenchanted with Facebook, interest in news sharing via software such as WhatsApp is growing.

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No $15 billion annual oil price benefit from TMX, analysis claims

An analysis done of the Alberta budget by the National Observer says the Trans-Mountain Expansion pipeline will provide no annual benefit to Alberta’s economy, let alone $15 billion annually.

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Beating back the National Post’s unionization drive

Canadaland took a look at the tactics used by Postmedia management to narrowly defeat a campaign to unionize the National Post‘s newsroom.

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Exploring the tangled threads of the TMX controversy

“And those two things, the environment and the economy, they go together like paddles and canoes. Unless you have both, you won’t get to where you are going, because you can’t have a strong economy without a healthy environment.” That is a quote from then-Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau from a pre-2015-election document on the Liberal […]

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