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Why the Ecuador trade deal Canada wants hinges on a misleading referendum question

Ecuador’s April 21 vote on investor-state dispute settlement could quash mining sector hopes in the looming negotiations

Faster internet as slowly as possible: Ontario’s rural broadband plan

Five years into a six-year plan, Queen’s Park is still budgeting big but spending small

Canada's next federal budget needs to tackle cost-of-living

Permanently higher prices mean that younger people are struggling to keep up with housing, food, and transport costs. The feds need to take action—or risk losing the next election.

Cutting interest rates would reduce housing costs—and inflation

High housing costs are the key driver of inflation in Canada, and the biggest immediate driver of housing costs are Bank of Canada interest rates

Electoral reform could be key to solving the housing affordability crisis—and more

Fair voting systems encourage parties to act for the common good, and work across partisan lines, to solve social problems

Nova Scotia Budget: Building faster to what?

The 2024 provincial budget leaves Nova Scotians out in the cold when it comes to cost of living and public services

Free contraception is a win for all Canadians

Universal access to birth control is popular, smart policy, and a building block for universal pharmacare in Canada

Climate and work: What’s in store for 2024?

Shift Storm newsletter—January 2024 edition

Here’s a dime, get lost: Ontario’s message to universities and colleges

No province in Canada gives less funding per student to post-secondary institutions than Ontario

Saskatchewan’s “Parents’ Bill of Rights” is going to hurt queer youth

The prairie province has a litany of problems—allowing young people to change their pronouns is not one of them

It’s time to make reparations for the transatlantic slave trade

The legacy of slavery is alive in Canada, and reparations could begin the process of righting historical injustices

Bell is gutting CTV News—how can we save Canadian journalism?

Incentivizing the private sector has been a resounding failure. What happens next?

Families Deserve Action to End Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has the fiscal capacity to build that poverty-free future where kids can be kids, housed, fed, and thriving

Anti-Palestinian racism in Canadian schools and what we can do about it

Educators have an important role to play in challenging widespread erasure of Palestinian identity and anti-Palestinian racism

What next for electoral reform in Canada in the wake of M-86?

With Liberal and Conservative federal party leadership lining up against voting reforms, there are some encouraging prospects at other levels

What’s going to happen next with Canada’s Online News Act?

Federal policymakers are still dealing with a Meta news ban, and a media industry on the ropes. How do we save Canadian journalism?