Canada's top CEOs are breaking pay records, yet they are some of the first people to oppose raising the minimum wage and making our tax system fairer—key planks of any progressive plan to reduce income inequality. This issue of the Monitor hones in on the power of Canada's executive shareholder class, how they are reshaping public services, taxes, trade policy and Canada's response to climate change in their own interests, which is not necessarily in the public interest.
Also in this issue:
- Disruption we can get behind, by Stuart Trew
- From revolving door to revolution in the oil patch, Jeremy Appel interviews Kevin Taft on his new book, Oil's Deep State
- An ISDS poison pill...with vitamins, an interview with Pia Eberhardt on the planned Multilateral Investment Court
- Stuck on the threshold of reform, Paul Weinberg asks whether CSIS has its priorities straight in 2018
- A nation on the brink, Asad Ismi's preview of this year's Mexican elections
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Cover illustration by Yarek Waszul