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Ten things to know about the 2021 Alberta budget

Here are 10 things worth knowing about the latest Alberta budget, its major changes to spending and taxation, and its projected deficit of $18.2 billion.

Are you with us now? Questions for the new Nova Scotia Premier

As we remain in a state of emergency going on a year, here are our questions for the new premier of Nova Scotia.

Frontlined and sidelined: The year COVID-19 upended women’s economic security

The celebration of International Women’s Day and upcoming federal Budget affords an opportunity to take stock of the devastation that has unfolded over the past year – and imagine a better, more inclusive and just future.

Will Canada’s Federal Budget meet the COVID-19 Challenge?

A year ago, COVID-19 crashed the world economy. How and where the federal government invests now will determine if we "Build Back Better" or allow rampant inequality to persist.

Our “right to housing” needs some teeth

While homeless encampments serve as some of the most jarring visual depictions of Canada’s housing crisis, they are not the only manifestation of the problem.

Waiting to count

We know the value of disaggregated data. So why are 2SLGBTQQIA+ experiences still missing from government data collection?

No plan, big problem

The pandemic response is showing that undermining state planning capacity for four decades has resulted in states with low planning capacity. Who could have expected this?

Nothing about us without us

After a year of seeing the racially-lopsided impacts of the pandemic in Canada I think that the framework I proposed in my October 2019 TEDxToronto talk is ripe for reconsideration.

When it mattered most

How Canada’s decades-old digital divide left communities disconnected during COVID-19

COVID-19: Neoliberalism’s Chernobyl

COVID-19 has been called neoliberalism’s Chernobyl with good cause. The capacity of our public system to adapt in the face of a sudden and major threat had been all but undermined by four decades of underfunding, leaving the hollowed out remains scrambling to adjust course.

Queen’s Park is still holding back funds that could save lives

You might think that means the provincial government is pulling out all the stops to save lives, but you’d be wrong.

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