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- Letter from Bob Olsen on Financial Services
- 3 Feburary 1997. The problem with the proposed bank
merger is not bank charges and customer service, but
- Opposition Grows to Megabanks in
- By Paul Weinberg, IPS, 26 April 1998. The Canadian
government is facing increasing pressure not to approve a
series of mergers that would leave two megabanks
controlling about 70 percent of the country's banking
- A Nation And People Forsaken
- By Shawgi Tell, 20 December 1996. The entire
country's attention has been focused on the efforts of
the CEO of Canadian Airlines International to come to new
arrangements with his unions, his creditors, his
suppliers, his major shareholders and the government, to
guarantee the survival of his monopoly in the new global
economy. Just imagine if all this concern and energy would
be focussed on guaranteeing a livelihood for the millions
of Canadians who have no job, who have no money, who are
- Survival of capitalism at stake, expert
- By John Partridge, The Globe and Mail, 15
May 1997. Excessive pay for chief executive officers
has become the
mad cow disease of North American
business and, if left unchecked, could bring an
unwelcome intrusion by government, a corporate governance
- The battle to stop corporate harm: Corporate
use of the Canadian legal system
- By Michael Welters, December 1997. Examines the cases of
Daishowa and the Friends of the Lubicon, Cambior Inc.
and Recherches Internationales Quebec, Shell Products
Canada Ltd. and the City of Vancouver, and Ethyl Corp.
and the Government of Canada.
- Challenging the corporate game plan
- May 1997 editorial in the T.W.U. Transmitter, 12 May
1997. Conventional wisdom has it that the high tech
sector will be the major source of jobs in the future.
But employment prospects are not good in this business.
Thanks to tech change, deregulation and competition,
telephone companies have simultaneously shedded employees
and improved their financial results.
- Canada kowtows to U.S.
- The Toronto Star, 22 January 1998. Industry
Minister John Manley has kowtowed to U.S. pharmaceutical
firms in drafting new rules on generic drugs (brief).