Let’s Avoid Collective Amnesia at the Polls Next Week – The Innumerable Scandals of the BC Liberals

By Evan Sumner Let’s avoid collective amnesia at the polls next week and try to keep in mind the number of controversies our current government has managed to be embroiled in over the years. If you’re like me and specifics

BC Liberals attempt to attack #IamLinda as #NDPPlant backfires

British Columbians are taking to twitter to post photos of plants with the hashtag #NDPPlant, after BC Liberals attempted to paint the woman who was involved in an awkward encounter with Premier Christy Clark giving both to the trending hashtag

The Privacy Implications of Outsourcing

By Evan Sumner Last month’s revelation that CIBC will be outsourcing a large number of accounting jobs to India scandalized many Canadians. The news not only negatively affected CIBC’s reputation, but caused a drop in its share price and led

One job opening, hundred candidates: IT workers in Vancouver frustrated as tech firms turn to foreign workers

By Amy Chen The majority of information technology jobs in Vancouver receive hundreds of applications from qualified Canadians as the job market for local talent shrinks as employers turn to temporary foreign workers after the federal government’s recent budget made

CIBC shares fall further as Canadians abandon bank

By Amy Chen CIBC’s shares fell by more than a percentage point again today as more angry customers ditched the bank in protest over its decision to fire 130 Canadian workers and force them to train their replacements from India.

Indian outsourcers lobbying Canada to ease TFW restrictions

By Devdas Gupta, writing from Thane, Maharashtra, India The industry body representing business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in India is lobbying[1]https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/clntAddr?cid=319065&lang=eng the Canadian government to to ease short-term temporary foreign worker restrictions with the aim of expanding the four billion-dollar

In capitalist Canada, banks rob you

By ThinkPol Editorial Board Pop quiz: Who owns Canada’s “Big Five” banks? The answer: Each other. Take a look at the top three shareholders of each of Canada’s “Big Five” banks.

Employers no longer allowed to force women to wear heels in BC

By Amy Chen The province of British Columbia has banned mandatory high heels in the workplace, following an initiative by the BC Greens. The requirement to wear high heels in some workplaces is a workplace health and safety issue as

99% of CIBC shareholders vote to remain in tax havens

By Amy Chen CIBC shareholders voted 99%-1% to kill a proposal calling for the bank to pull out of tax havens and other low tax jurisdictions at the corporation’s annual shareholder meeting today in Ottawa. The proposal put forward shareholder

CIBC shares fall as boycott bites

By Amy Chen CIBC’s shares fell by nearly a percentage point wiping $400 million off the bank’s market value today as more angry customers ditched the financial institution in protest over its decision to fire 130 Canadian workers and force