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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.

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.

On the right track: Reflections on the federal-provincial bilateral agreement on early learning and child care in Nova Scotia

With the announced intent to expand access, we must underline the need to build a universal system.

Keys to tackling the affordable housing crisis in Nova Scotia

Like access to food, clean water, and health care, access to housing is a fundamental right to which all people are entitled.

Time to address the cost of poverty in the Atlantic provinces

We are far less likely to recognize households living in poverty as a public health issue, societal crisis or economic problem that we should solve collectively.

“Too high” or “too low”? Assessing Nova Scotia’s modest minimum wage hike

On April 1st, Nova Scotia’s minimum hourly wage increased from $12.55 to $12.95. Is it now “too high” or “too low”?

Investments in the care economy a missed opportunity in Nova Scotia budget

The pandemic has exposed the disastrous result of government cuts to vital investments, especially in health care and long-term care. Does the latest budget undo the damage?

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.

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.

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