Liberal MP for Toronto Centre. Author. Proud wife and mother of three. Runner when I can squeeze it in.

Chrystia Freeland: The erosion of middle-class jobs and incomes in Canada is finally being exposed — One of the central economic trends of our time is the profound shift in the income distribution of industrialized Western societies. We are moving from the postwar era, a time of strong economic growth, when the gap between those at the top and the bottom actually shrank, to an age of rising income inequality.

Russia’s coming economic storm — by Shweta Singh / March 20, 2015 / Leave a comment Russia faces a perfect storm. Oil is the country's key growth driver and the price has collapsed. Geopolitical risks abound and there are huge risks to Russia's external funding which is already under pressure from a stronger US dollar and potentially higher US interest rates.

Lunch with the FT: Gloria Steinem — For most of this decade, the conventional wisdom has had it that feminism in America is dead - or, at least, irrelevant. The New York Times talked to female students at Yale and found them to be mostly interested in becoming housewives. Sex and the

Big Question: does Ukraine have a chance to rebuild? — by Prospect Team / February 13, 2015 / Leave a comment This week, following marathon talks peppered with disagreements, walkouts, and at least one furious pencil-snapping, a tentative ceasefire has been agreed in Ukraine. In what some observers are calling the "Minsk II" agreements, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on February 15th.

Even plutocrats can see profound inequality isn’t in their interests — Not so long ago, inequality was a dirty word. The experience of my friend Branko Milanovic, the world's foremost expert on global income inequality, was typical. "I was once told by the head of a prestigious thinktank in Washington DC that the thinktank's board was unlikely to fund any work that had income or wealth inequality in its title," Milanovic recalled in his 2011 book on the subject.

State of the Union: the ‘yes we can’ president is back — by James Bone / January 21, 2015 / Leave a comment There are two distinct advantages to being a "lame duck" president who is entering the final two years of his second term. The first is, by definition, that you no longer need to get re-elected so you can do what you want.

Charlie Hebdo attacks: time for Islam to reform — by Usama Hasan / January 9, 2015 / Leave a comment Islam, like other major world religions and philosophies, has been a major contributor to civilising the world for the past 14 centuries.

Big question: should the west stop blaming itself for Islamist terror attacks? — by Prospect Team / January 9, 2015 / Leave a comment Each week we ask a panel of experts, and our readers, to come up with answers to the questions dominating the headlines. On 7th January, a tragic shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo killed 12 people-10 journalists and two police officers.

After Charlie Hebdo: Muslims in France — by Erik Bleich / January 8, 2015 / Leave a comment Chérif Kouachi, 32, Saïd Kouachi, 34, Hamyd Mourad, 18. These names were unknown days ago, but will now be remembered by the world as the suspected perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. Except that a year from now you won't remember these names.

Uma nação bilíngue à moda canadense — TORONTO - Conforme os EUA se preparam para travar uma batalha política sobre a imigração no ano que vem, um dos pontos que ganha força no debate é o medo de que os norte-americanos anglófonos sejam superados, cultural e linguisticamente, pelos recém-chegados, a maioria falante do espanhol.
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