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Knowing Our History to Rectify the Present: Black History Month with Webster (2021)

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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WEALTH TAX: A Means to Addressing Contemporary Economic Inequality

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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The opportunity for real change is now. We cannot afford to miss it

We are fortunate to live in Canada. One of the things that makes this a great country is that change – even major change – is possible. Since the founding...

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Putting Equity First in the Regulation of Digital Platforms

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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Eliminating Anti-Black Racism—and Food Insecurity—Starts at Work

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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Bad Policy Choices Have Led to Growing Inequality

What’s normal? It was brought to my attention recently by a friend with teenage children that there is a need for that generation,  and perhaps even their parents’ generation to know...

In the News

Provincial Leadership on a National Pharmacare Program

February 2, 2021 The Honourable John Horgan, M.L.A., Premier of British Columbia The Honourable Adrian Dix, M.L.A., Minister of Health Re: Provincial Leadership on National Pharmacare Program   Dear Premier...

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Addressing Environmental Racism in Black Communities in Canada

For Black History Month, the Institute hosts a policy series highlighting bold policy solutions in order to tackle anti-Black racism, focusing on the need for intergovernmental action. Each submission proposes a plan...

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New Report: Addressing Economic Racism in Canada’s Pandemic Response and Recovery

Arlene Reid. Bonifacio Eugenio-Romero. Joyce Echaquan. These are just three of the thousands of lives that have been lost during the pandemic, but in many ways they characterize who is dying. As...

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5 reasons why higher carbon prices require stronger green industrial policy

Canada’s enhanced climate plan (released in Dec 2019) includes a gradually rising carbon price – to $170 per tonne by 2030. That’s a high price by international standards, which gives...