Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

- Andrew Jackson, Tavia Grant et al, Kate McInturff and Trish Hennessy each look at Statistics Canada's new income data which shows worsening inequality and persistent poverty over the past decade.

- Jordan Brennan offers a needed response to a Financial Accountability Office of Ontario report which is being torqued to attack a fair minimum wage. And Alia Karim talks to Malka Paracha about the role organizing around wages has played in fighting prejudice in Ontario workplaces.

- The Star's editorial board discusses the need for legislation to protect temporary workers from systemic abuses.

- Charles Smith writes about the dangers of mixing big money with politics. And Alex Soloducha reports on the lack of both competence and ethics from the Saskatchewan Party government bought and paid for largely by the corporate sector, as the Global Transportation Hub has turned into a money sink as well as a scandal. 

- Finally, Bill McKibben writes that it's far too late to talk about catastrophic climate change as a hypothetical threat rather than a current reality. And George Monbiot writes that Hurricane Irma should leave no doubt that unfettered capitalism is the problem, not part of the solution.

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