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Canadian productivity coming at a cost: Carleton 2012 National Study

'Government policies since Canada signed the free trade deal and NAFTA have savaged working families financially and socially all in the name of having an internationally competitive economy,' says Murray Dobbin.

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Labour Minister Lisa Raitt.

POWELL RIVER, B.C.—Back in 1971, when I had my first job out of university as a CBC radio public affairs producer, one of the "items" we featured on the early morning show was called Shop Talk. It was a nationally syndicated three minute exploration of labour issues—looking at the world of work, labour relations, investment and the technology which affected work. To be sure it was pretty minor in the scheme of things but there were also labour reporters on most of the big city newspapers.

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Canadian productivity coming at a cost: Carleton 2012 National Study

'Government policies since Canada signed the free trade deal and NAFTA have savaged working families financially and socially all in the name of having an internationally competitive economy,' says Murray Dobbin.

The Hil Times photograph by Jake Wright
Labour Minister Lisa Raitt.

POWELL RIVER, B.C.—Back in 1971, when I had my first job out of university as a CBC radio public affairs producer, one of the "items" we featured on the early morning show was called Shop Talk. It was a nationally syndicated three minute exploration of labour issues—looking at the world of work, labour relations, investment and the technology which affected work. To be sure it was pretty minor in the scheme of things but there were also labour reporters on most of the big city newspapers.

  

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