Thursday, October 06, 2011

Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

- Adam Radwanski warns that Ontario's voters can't afford to stay home from today's provincial election.

- Jim Stanford calls out the Harper Cons and their right-win echo chamber for their baseless and gratuitous attacks on unions. But given the decades-old trend linking stagnant wages and increasing inequality to a reduction in union activity, I'm not sure it's such a bad thing for the progressive cause in the long run if the Cons continue to make it abundantly clear that they're dedicated to destroying organized labour and the greater equality and prosperity it stands for.

- Frances Russell rightly points out that while there's plenty to be proud of in Manitoba's provincial election outcome, the province saw a massive gap between its voting results and the resulting seat distribution - making for just one more data point in favour of proportional representation.

- Finally, Thomas Walkom notes that the Occupy Wall Street movement (which is making its way into Canada and elsewhere) looks to play an important role in shaping public discussion of our economic future.

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