Pandemic supports, mostly from the federal government, contributed to the largest one-year reduction in poverty in nearly 50 years.
Income inequality went down between 2015 and 2020, thanks to government supports. But COVID-19 economic shutdowns threw a wrench into the works.
When she was 34 years old and a single mother of four living on social assistance in a large public housing complex in Winnipeg’s North End, Aja Oliver saw a sign at a community centre for an Adult Learning Centre. She had not finished high school, had struggled, as did everyone in her family, with the many complexities of life in poverty, and was fed up with being on social assistance. She ventured in. Her life has not been the same since.
Changes open the system up to privatization by for-profit multinationals
38% of households in Canada rent their homes. So why isn't more attention paid to the investors who control up to one third of Canada's rental housing stock?
Government custodians of wealth and power have been unwilling to address the income and wealth pyramid in Canada. They neglect this at our peril.
The federal Liberal-NDP agreement has resulted in the first step toward a national dental care program, starting with children. There’s a strong case to grow this public investment
Twenty-six per cent of higher inflation for Canadian households is being driven by excess profits
Governments need to assume responsibility and lead the way
Exploring the structural, organizational and systemic barriers to equitable public transit service, using the Thunder Bay system as a case study.
Prepared remarks to the House of Commons finance committee's study on inflation
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