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Low pay driving career changes among women workers

Bumpy Ride #7: Women workers are changing industries—and they're looking for better pay

The crisis in the care economy shows no sign of letting up

Bumpy Ride #6: Workers in the care economy have been battered over the past two years, and that crisis shows no signs of slowing.

Women’s earnings lag behind high rates of inflation

Bumpy Ride #5: Women's salaries are failing to keep up with inflation—a look at the latest numbers

The pandemic has accelerated the exit of older workers

Bumpy Ride #4: A new trend is emerging—women workers taking early retirement, especially in pandemic-affected industries.

Low-wage workers are most exposed to spiralling costs

Bumpy Ride #3: Fall 2022 labour force data shows that pandemic-vulnerable sectors still have not recovered from COVID-19.

A tale of two pandemics: the rich and the rest of us

On the whole, Canada’s richest one per cent got a decent raise in the first year of the pandemic; the bottom 50 per cent? Not so much.

The racialized employment gap is narrowing but barriers persist

Bumpy Ride #2: Looking at the racialized employment gap among women workers in the Fall 2022 labour force data

Women’s employment rate trending below spring highs

Bumpy Ride #1: Labour market data from Fall 2022 shows an uneven recovery for women workers.

Ottawa is flush with cash but signals caution as recession looms

The federal government just released its latest fiscal update. CCPA senior economist David Macdonald has the details.

Show me the money: It’s not a worker shortage, it’s a wage shortage

Two-thirds of job postings are offering wages that are too low to entice applicants. Employers are going to have to be more competitive to fill those jobs.

Federal Budget 2022: What we're watching for

This budget could herald the beginning of a Pearsonian period of progressive policy making

Consumer protection over profit: Will Nova Scotia’s payday loan regulators get it right this time?

It is past time for our governments to design regulations that actually protect vulnerable borrowers from usurious lenders.

Economic recovery for whom? For all the talk of recovery, many women and gender-diverse people are still struggling

As we head into budget season, the question we should be asking is: recovery for whom?

Charting a way forward in Budget 2022

Opening remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2022 federal budget on Feb. 3, 2022

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