Jody Wilson-Raybould says she didn't know how aggressively SNC-Lavalin lobbied for remediation agreements

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday she didn’t realize just how aggressively SNC-Lavalin had lobbied senior members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to create a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) regime, a legal avenue it hoped would help it avoid a criminal trial for alleged corporate wrongdoing. Powered by WPeMatico

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What the US gets wrong about the minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage shouldn’t have to be so hard. The American federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in a decade. That’s the longest wait since the US first set a minimum wage in 1938. Today, Congress is debating whether they should raise it again. But the fact that Congress has to debate it at all is … kind of weird. In the US, unlike in other developed countries, the minimum wage is a political…

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Fracking may be doing more climate damage than we thought

A shale gas fracking rig, against the obligatory stock photo sunset. | Shutterstock The mysterious recent spike in methane emissions? It just might be US fracking. As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within 12 years or so. But while it’s up there,…

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