Erika Shaker, in conversation with Anne Plourde, researcher at l’Institut de Recherche et d’Informations Socioéconomiques (IRIS)
Provincial underfunding of health care has consequences for all Ontarians
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?
A strong public education system that allows all children to recover from these difficult years is possible
For Ontario’s sake, we must do more
The budget attempts to turn the page from COVID-19, but the pandemic is still raging and there’s little vision for a future economy that deals with the province's many challenges
Governments need to assume responsibility and lead the way
The province would be prudent to prioritize keeping essential services public
Privatization of liquor. Asset sales. Public service cuts. Saskatchewan went down this road out of deficit fears. It didn’t work. Other provinces should heed this lesson.
Nova Scotians deserve a government that learns the lessons of the past to build a better tomorrow
Exploring the structural, organizational and systemic barriers to equitable public transit service, using the Thunder Bay system as a case study.
Electric vehicles have emerged as the poster child of the zero-carbon economy. If we could only manage to replace all our internal combustion engines with batteries, it seems, we’d be well on our way to a greener world. But is achieving net-zero emissions really that straightforward? And is a society and economy dependent on personal vehicles—zero-emission though they may be—actually the future we aspire to?
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