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Patching up Canada’s income security net: Lessons from the pandemic

The big question now for Canada is whether, by design or default, we will revert to the “same old, same old” after the crisis.

Oppression will try to steal your ability to dream. Don’t let it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionately high impact on Black communities. It’s exceptionally difficult to produce a vision of freedom in such rough times. But we must keep freedom dreaming.

Access after COVID-19: How disability culture can transform life and work

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the necessity of changing people’s taken-for-granted understandings of disability, to provoke a transformation in how people perceive living with disability and difference.

A $15 minimum wage: Workers paid a steep price for the three-year delay

Minimum wage workers could ill-afford the cost of these lost wages.

COVID-19 didn’t kill neoliberalism; we must do it ourselves

It is becoming increasingly clear that our 40-year nightmare is not over. It's up to us, argues Tranjan, to end it once and for all.

A well-being approach to governance

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the strong connections between health and broader social, economic and political circumstances. It's time for a well-being approach to governance that is capable of addressing these connections.

Big change

Five readings to help us understand what’s needed and what it will take

Unfinished Business: Recommendations to the new government for advancing gender equality

Gender equality advocates are under no illusion that there is a fight ahead in communities across the country to realize the tremendous potential of Election 2021.

The pandemic isn’t over, but key supports are about to end

More than 1.5 million workers could be affected by the wind down of pandemic supports

Election planning: Ontario looks to Nova Scotia

Today’s Throne Speech was not a change of course so much as a change of emphasis.

Nova Scotia needs a seniors’ plan that centres conditions of care

We need to build a care economy that recognizes care as a fundamental component of our basic social infrastructure.

Platform Crunch: The Bloc’s election commitments

A dive into what the Bloc Québécois has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Underspending at Queen’s Park should set off alarms

At no time in the last decade has an Ontario government underspent its annual targets by 6.6%.

Still no paid sick leave for Nova Scotian workers

A mandatory paid sick leave policy will ensure that all workers have access to paid sick leave, regardless of where they work.

Platform Crunch: The Green Party platform

We dive into what the Green Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Platform Crunch: Liberals release costed platform

We dive into what the Liberal Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

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