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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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PARK AVENUE COMMUNITY OVEN, DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA Ali Shaver and Jeff Overmars talk about the volunteer-run, wood-fired oven that is shared b
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Oh Canada! Imposing Austerity on the World’s Most Resource-rich Country

Oh Canada!  Imposing Austerity on the World’s Most Resource-rich Country | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Even the world’s most resource-rich country has now been caught in the debt trap.  Its once-proud government programs are being subjected to radical budget cuts—cuts that could have been avoided if the government had not quit borrowing from its own central bank in the 1970s.  Last week in Ottawa, the Canadian House of Commons passed…
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Canada is planning to give people free money

Canada is planning to give people free money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ontario has announced it could soon be sending a monthly cheque to its residents as it plans to launch an experiment testing the basic income concept.
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Canada 'is making history' with airlift of Syrian refugees, says minister

Canada 'is making history' with airlift of Syrian refugees, says minister | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
John McCallum, the immigration, refugees and citizenship minister, says Canada is on course to welcome 13,000 people fleeing Syria in the next six weeks
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Sharing economy is changing how Canadians spend

Sharing economy is changing how Canadians spend | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Canadians, particularly millennials, are changing how and why they spend.

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Find Out How This Canadian City Has Eliminated Homelessness

Find Out How This Canadian City Has Eliminated Homelessness | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
No one goes homeless for more than 10 days in Medicine Hat, Alberta – the city puts people in housing first–then addresses how they became homeless.
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What can the Canadian left learn from the Greek crisis?

What can the Canadian left learn from the Greek crisis? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The left, unions, and social movements should keep pushing their agenda even if the NDP is elected. An electoral party should serve the people and movements that elect it, not the other way around.
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Canada’s New Climate Movement

Canada’s New Climate Movement | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What you’re seeing are the first steps towards a new kind of climate movement that recognizes that time is too short to allow our divisions to keep us from building the kind of coalitions that will safeguard life on earth.
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Heather Menzies on how Canadian cities are reclaiming the commons

Heather Menzies on how Canadian cities are reclaiming the commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Heather Menzies:
“I sense a reclaiming of that vision at work in many grassroots initiatives to reclaim the city as a public living space, not just retail, real estate and parking space.
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Uber has no plans to give up on Canada - Toronto Star

Uber has no plans to give up on Canada - Toronto Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facing resistance, Uber is trying to mend fences with local officials even as it maintains hope for further expansion.
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Roderick Benns, “Basic income guarantee group in Kingston tackles issue one kitchen table at a time”

Roderick Benns, “Basic income guarantee group in Kingston tackles issue one kitchen table at a time” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Benns interviews Toni Pickard, coordinator of the Kingston Action Group which supports a basic income for all Canadians and has been around since 2013.
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Canadian Court Decision Has Revolutionary Implications For Banking

Canadian Court Decision Has Revolutionary Implications For Banking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The mainstream media is vociferously ignoring a recent court ruling in Canada in a case involving two Canadians who sued to restore the Bank of Canada to its original operational philosophy and mission.

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How I thrived on a Basic Income of less than $11,000 last year in Montreal — Basic income — Medium

How I thrived on a Basic Income of less than $11,000 last year in Montreal - Basic income - Medium
$10,815.47 to be exact.
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A review of Austerity Ecology & The Collapse-Porn Addicts: A defence of growth, progress, industry and stuff by Leigh Phillips

In an act of wishful thinking, Phillip's "Austerity Ecology" glosses over the Jevons Paradox or rebound effect, whereby increases in technologically-induced efficiency often actually result in increased use of resources. Further, the idea that peasant populations leave rural areas only due to the pull of a wonderful urban existence is an insult to many millions…
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Electric Tricycle Sharing Coming Soon to Vancouver

Electric Tricycle Sharing Coming Soon to Vancouver | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photo courtesy of VeloMetro. What do you get when you cross an electric bike with a smart car? A Veemo. Designed and built by VeleMetro Mobility, the Veemo is a single-person, electric-assist, solar-powered, networked, enclosed tricycle that will, later this year, be found zipping down the bike lanes around the University of British Columbia and, next year, in Vancouver.
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Canada plans to experiment with giving people unconditional free money

Canada plans to experiment with giving people unconditional free money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
So crazy it just might work.
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Justin Trudeau elected new Canadian prime minister as Liberals return to power

Justin Trudeau elected new Canadian prime minister as Liberals return to power | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and New Democratic party routed as Liberals surge to take parliamentary majority
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CANADA: Pirate Party of Canada Makes Basic Income a Major Part of their Platform - Basic Income News

CANADA: Pirate Party of Canada Makes Basic Income a Major Part of their Platform - Basic Income News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Pirate Party of Canada has explicitly made a basic income guarantee one of four key components of their platform.
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The Saint-Camille Co-operative InitiativesHome Care, Housing and Rural Development - Strategic Policy Sector

The Saint-Camille Co-operative InitiativesHome Care, Housing and Rural Development - Strategic Policy Sector | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This case study looks at how a small rural community in Québec has aimed to reverse the trend of rural de-population, and rebuild services and economic opportunities for local people.
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Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot

Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in
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Montreal Will Play Host To the World Social Forum in August 2016 | World Social Forum 2016 in Montreal

Today, March 29th 2015, it was decided that Montreal would be hosting the next World Social Forum taking place in August 2016. Following a meeting that took place during the 2015 World Social Forum (WSF) in Tunis, the International Council officially confirmed that the next global civil society meeting for an alternative world would be held in Montreal. According to Chico Whitaker, a founding member of the WSFs, “this first Northern World Social Forum is a historical opportunity for us to revitalize global social struggles; and all of this will be carried out by the passion and idealism of Quebec’s youth!”

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If you want to know why TTIP would be a nightmare, look what just happened in Canada

If you want to know why TTIP would be a nightmare, look what just happened in Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If anyone tries to convince you that TTIP is no threat to a government’s ability to protect its people, just point them to Canada.
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How the rise of the sharing economy is changing Ontario cities

How the rise of the sharing economy is changing Ontario cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Upstart technology companies—the likes of once startups, now global giants Uber and Airbnb—are upending traditional businesses at a rapid pace, forcing governments to find a delicate balance between imposing regulation and nurturing innovation...
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