clac a different brand

In Politicians We Trust (?)

March 10, 2014

Corrupt, embarrassing, pathetic, typical. I’ve heard these words a lot the past year in conversations about Canadian politics and politicians. The first three accurately describe high-profile scandals, such as Senator Mike Duffy’s expenses and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack smoking. The fourth, however, is most troubling. The widespread perception that these antics are “typical” is [...]

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Unpacking CLAC

July 25, 2013

“What do you do for a living?” This question is asked of all of us on a regular basis—on vacations, during casual conversation with the new neighbour across the street, or, as was my case recently, while chatting with a stranger sitting beside me on a three-hour flight between Saskatoon and Toronto. The length and [...]

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Rebooting the “brand”

February 14, 2012

“Unions must overhaul themselves dramatically—and fast—or face a slow death.” This was the conclusion of a recent leaked document, as reported by the Toronto Star. The “secret” paper was prepared for discussion at merger talks between the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union and the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers (CEP) union. According to the Star, the [...]

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