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What’s missing from the Keystone XL construction announcement

Earlier this week, Michels Canada announced that TC Energy had selected it to construct 260 km worth of the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I want to address a few things in the announcement.

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Alberta lost over 300,000 full-time jobs since July

The Alberta government released their May 2020 job numbers last week, and for the first time since February, job numbers are up. But we still have a long way to go.

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Productivity increases should raise wages, not profits

How a company responds to productivity increases determines how much they care about worker welfare.

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Alberta lost nearly a quarter million jobs in April

The Alberta government released their April 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 243,800 jobs: 61,300 part-time jobs and 182,500 full-time jobs. This set a new record, beating out the previous record of 117,100 jobs, which was set just the month before.

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Corporate tax breaks don’t create jobs

You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.

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Alberta lost a record 117,000 jobs in March

The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.

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2 ways to prevent and reverse a recession

There are two things I think are necessary to mitigate and even reverse a recession as quickly as possible.

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Companies don’t drive the economy

Capitalists insist that making sure companies have profits is what drive the economy. Here’s why that’s a myth.

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Alberta workers ignored during COVID-19 crisis

Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.

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Capitalism is making the pandemic worse

If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.