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School bargaining: Down at Queen’s Park, $100 million is pocket change

The province spends much more money on things that aren’t priorities. Supporting education workers should be high on the priority list.

Five things to know about Ontario’s strikebreaking law

The Ontario government just declared war on the constitutionally protected right to strike, using the notwithstanding clause.

How public funding for private options reinforces school segregation in Quebec

Erika Shaker, in conversation with Anne Plourde, researcher at l’Institut de Recherche et d’Informations Socioéconomiques (IRIS)

Ontario health spending will be too low if the 2022 budget is passed

Provincial underfunding of health care has consequences for all Ontarians

Call for pitches: September/October 2022: Uncovering the role of REITs

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?

The straight answer: Education funding in Ontario has dropped since 2018

A strong public education system that allows all children to recover from these difficult years is possible

Back on Track or Falling Backwards? 2022-23 Saskatchewan provincial budget analysis

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

Reflections on public provision and a radical revisioning of responsibility

Governments need to assume responsibility and lead the way

Why Ontario needs to raise more revenue

Ontario has lagged behind other provinces for a long time

Playing the Long Game: Keeping Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy diverse and sustainable

The province would be prudent to prioritize keeping essential services public

The Big Reset: Setting up Newfoundland and Labrador for failure

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.

Priorities that should be reflected in the Nova Scotia 2022-23 budget

Nova Scotians deserve a government that learns the lessons of the past to build a better tomorrow

Settler Work: Equity and safety gaps in Canada's public transit systems

Exploring the structural, organizational and systemic barriers to equitable public transit service, using the Thunder Bay system as a case study.

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