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How the public sector is fighting income inequality (and why it’s still not enough)

Whether it's gender, parental status, or immigration status, the public sector is better at narrowing pay gaps than the private sector.

A paradox in COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Women hotel workers in B.C. share their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic

Missing teeth

Canada is expanding public health coverage to dental care—but it's not universal.

Toxic legacy

A record-breaking trade lawsuit against Canada confirms the dire threat that investor-state dispute settlement poses to bold climate action

Measuring matters

Provinces must move towards a set-fee model, with an eye on capacity expansion

Still in recovery

If we're going to close the gender gap, we need government action

Revitalizing the conditions of care in Manitoba

The outsized burden placed on continuing care workers by the pandemic has in many ways gotten heavier.

Can’t afford the rent

There is no province in Canada where workers can afford an apartment at minimum wage. The neighborhood-level data paints a dire picture of out-of-control rents.

A rising tide does not lift all boats

Ontario's labour market saw dramatic shifts over the past few years. How did those changes affect racialized workers?

Canada's options for intervening in the Keystone XL CUSMA lawsuit

TC Energy is trying to use NAFTA provisions to punish the US government for cancelling Keystone XL. Canada should intervene against the fossil fuel company.

Not done yet

Canada has made big progress on child care costs—but has a lot of work to do on availability of spaces.

Don’t wait for the state

The climate transition is urgent—and it's increasingly clear that governments aren't acting fast enough. How can communities, workers, and movements directly implement a transition?

Canada’s gender pandemic response

Canada introduced unprecedented relief measures in the early days of the pandemic. Did they address the pandemic's heavy toll on women and other marginalized communities?

No strings attached

There’s more money on the table—but without adequate strings attached, the provinces could end up spending it on tax cuts instead of fixing health care.

Poverty in the Midst of COVID-19

For policy-makers, perhaps the most obvious lesson of the pandemic is that poverty, including child poverty, can be reduced much more quickly than Ontario has done in recent years. Timid policies that unfold incrementally over decades are of no use to children who will be grown up before we finally get around to taking action.