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Time to launch a government run telco to force Rogers, Bell and Telus to lower prices? There’s already a precedent
SaskTel — a publicly-owned telecommunications company — already enjoys significant market share in Saskatchewan, forcing the big guys to lower their prices to compete.Blog
Dear Friends, With the holiday season upon us, it is time to reflect on the year to be. We hope you and your loved ones are well in these challenging...Blog
Fundamentally, housing is for people. The Ontario government appears to ignore that aspect, even by the 2021 Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force’s developer-focused recommendations. Amid relentlessly increasing home buying and...
Economic inequality is one of the critical challenges of our time. To reverse the growing gap and create a more fair and just society, progressives must demand public policies that focus on shared prosperity and equitable wealth distribution for all.Read more
To reverse the hollowing out of democracy, Canada must restore faith in the system and renew public engagement in the political process including reforming democratic institutions to be accountable and responsive, advocating for more formal representation of women and minority groups, and investing in communities.Read more
Climate change, deforestation, water contamination, cancer-causing toxins, ecosystem decline: Canada must focus on the development of innovative greener industries that generate good jobs and globally competitive companies that can fuel Canada’s long-term economic well-being.Read more
Social democracy is an array of social movements promoting equality and recognition of differences, including feminism, anti-racism, the environmental movement and struggles for the recognition of disability rights and Indigenous rights.Read more