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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman, looks towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, bottom right, as they arrive at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Jobs are no excuse — Canada must stop arming Saudi Arabia

A progressive government can and should take a principled approach to foreign policy. That means Canada’s Liberals must stop pitting good jobs at home against human rights abroad.
Left to right, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Finance Minister Allan MacEachen and Québec Premier René Lévesque attend the constitutional conference in Ottawa on Nov. 5, 1981 — the morning after eight premiers hastily pieced together a constitutional accord. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Poling

Canada inked a landmark constitutional accord 40 years ago — and it’s still causing problems

The constitutional reform agreement reached in November 1981 has produced a bitterness in national relations that lingers to this day and imposes on Canada a cost that has weakened the nation.
The relationship between immigrants’ and refugees’ education, experience and economic integration matters. It can tell us whether Latinos are unemployed or underemployed or contributing to the Canadian economy. (Shutterstock)

Latin Americans face a stubborn pay gap in Canada, data shows

Although Latinos are present across all Canadian labour markets, they are lagging behind the Canadian median total income. What does that mean for their economic integration?
Orange flags fly representing children who died while attending Indian residential schools in Canada, at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, on July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

When ‘good intentions’ don’t matter: The Indian Residential School system

Variations on the myth of “good intentions” are invoked as a tool against the truth that the legacy of the IRS tells. Here’s why that needs to stop.
Canadian grocery-store workers earn low wages compared to their counterparts in Sweden. Why? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

What Canada can learn from Sweden about creating middle-class retail jobs

If Canada wants to expand its middle class by substantially improving working conditions in sectors like retail, it must fundamentally reform its labour laws to be similar to Sweden’s.

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