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Marilyn Reid

Marilyn Reid has 23 articles published.

Marilyn Reid is a member of Democracy Alert and the Council of Canadians. For information on how to become involved in electoral reform, contact democracyalert.nl@gmail.com

Proportional Representation: Why aren’t we winning?

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If we want to ever get a proportional representation referendum in this province we’re going to have to rethink our strategies.

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Lessons from the fight against CETA

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Why has government ignored all information detailing the potential negative consequences of CETA and gleefully implemented legislation to activate it?

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I remember Occupy

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Have our values and the way we approach activism changed in the past five years?

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What really prompted Wallonia’s feisty standoff against CETA?

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The Belgian regional government had it right all along on the controversial Canada-European Union trade agreement.

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The many sides of electoral reform

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What are the chances the Liberal government’s electoral reform initiative will lead to the end of our first-past-the-post system?

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Brexit, Trumpism, and the challenge to globalism

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The focus on xenophobia as the source of Britain’s exit from the EU and the appeal of Donald Trump conveniently ignores the link many Brits and Americans see between our prevailing globalist ideology and extensive job losses and underemployment.

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What public consultation on the TPP?

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We went to a federal government-organized ‘public consultation’ on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that the general public didn’t seem to know about. Here’s what went down.

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Inequality, neoliberalism, and the unmaking of the middle class

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Nowadays middle class values largely conform to the neoliberal ideology that has dominated economic discourse for the past 35 years. In light of our current “fiscal” problems, however, maybe it’s time to evaluate whether this has been in our best interests.

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Why you need to know about the TPP

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Prominent thinkers are speaking out against it and pro-democracy groups are calling for proper public consultations. But is our government listening?

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New NAFTA lawsuits reveal disturbing, dangerous trend

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If corporate interests keep suing Canada and other countries under trade agreements like NAFTA, state sovereignty might soon be a thing of the past.

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The missing election issue: Free Trade’s assault on jobs

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Looking at the election platforms of our three major parties, it becomes clear there are issues that the politicians don’t want to talk about. Unfortunately, they are precisely the issues that most affect the livelihoods of Canadians.

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Reclaiming democracy

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With an election this fall, 2015 is a big year for Canadian politics and democracy. But how much can really change, even if we do manage to vote Harper out of office?

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CETA: What government doesn’t want you to know about ISDS lawsuits

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Opposition to CETA is increasingly focusing on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) section. What’s at stake for citizens?

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CETA: Time to admit it’s an oversold, underhanded deal

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The squabble between the federal and provincial governments over the $280 million MPR package is an opportunity to revisit what we’ve been asked to give up under CETA, and just what we’re getting in return.

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CETA, temporary workers, and the attack on middle class jobs

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Leaked excerpts of the Canada-EU trade deal reveal serious implications for Canadian workers

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Trade treaties bloom, sovereignty wilts

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The federal government is engaged in five major “free trade agreements” that threaten the degree of control Canadians have over their land, resources, freedom and future

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Players, absentees and spectators in the CETA ambush

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Who supports the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and why? Who might have opposed it, but hasn’t? Are there prospects for stopping it?

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Forfeiting control and the right to litigate

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The federal government doesn’t want us to know how much we’re giving up for CETA. Presented as a “trade agreement” with the European Union, provisions in CETA’s investment chapter undermine our right to regulate and hold transnational corporations accountable for the consequences of their actions

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CETA will erode our traditional rights

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In the third of this 5-part series: Canadians’ wants and needs may change in the coming two decades, but the constraints under our new treaty with the European Union will not

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Opening the door to foreign corporate takeover of Canada’s economy

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In the second of this 5-part series: CETA will facilitate the “de-Canadianization” of our industries, a process that could be extremely difficult to reverse

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