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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Frances Woolley

Frances Woolley is associate dean and professor of economics at Carleton University.

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A Larger Role for Unions

Organized labour may be shrinking but the rhetoric is still upbeat October 2014
Thirty years ago, Sorel boots and Massey Ferguson tractors were union made in Canada. No longer. Manufacturing jobs have disappeared, to be replaced by ones in finance, the service sector or small businesses—parts of the economy less likely to employ union workers. As union participation in Canada has gone down, income and wealth inequality has gone…