It’s a topic that little examined, but affects us all. This edition of The Beacon examines what public sector trade unionism has meant to Canada and why it continues to thrive in this era of labour shortages.

You can also read the remarks delivered to Canada’s senior public servants about the country’s pending labour shortage and review federal government programmes and regulatory conditions that are contributing to the problem rather than solving it.

There’s a call for the removal of the 25 percent tariff on imported ships and proof it has done nothing to help the shipbuilding industry and plenty to harm shipping.

And there’s a look at so-called “Creative Cities” as the latest urban economic fad. 

To read this edition of The Beacon, click here.