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SmartVote: Afghan Training Mission Has High Risk of Casualties, Low Chance of Success

April 11, 2011

The government’s plan to extend the Canadian Forces mission in Afghanistan deserves a public debate, argues a new report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Rideau Institute.

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SmartVote: Dangerous Afghan Training Mission Warrants Election Debate

April 10, 2011

Release of “Training Can Be Dangerous: A Realistic Assessment of the Proposed Canadian Mission to Train Afghan National Security Forces,” published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Rideau Institute.

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SmartVote: Conservative election platform weak on consumer protection

April 8, 2011

“I would have liked a more forward looking consumer agenda, which, despite a commitment to consumer rights in copyright and further wireless competition, does not tackle key consumer priorities like financial services and transportation.” – John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, one of Canada’s leader consumer-interest organizations.

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SmartVote: Conservatives’ TFSA policy rewards only the wealthy, finds economist

April 7, 2011

“Raising the limit to $10,000 simply reinforces what Harper has been saying for the past two weeks: public policy should reward those who are already affluent. What if you can’t save at all? Stephen Harper’s just not that into you.”

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