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Recovering from COVID with a green transition

Trying to find a silver lining in the current COVID crisis is not easy, but there is a growing realization around the world that the place to look is in...

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Freeing Canada from the Trump millstone

The impact of Donald Trump on Canada has been, it’s fair to say, negative. Much of this has been overt: A few examples include a botched pandemic response that is lengthening...

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Statement from the Board of Directors

The allegations made against Max FineDay are very serious. Effective immediately, the Institute has accepted Mr. FineDay’s resignation from the Board of Directors and he will absent himself from all...

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Solidarity after the Pandemic: Basic Income or Basic Services?

People are struggling. As front-line workers in emergency rooms, isolation shelters and clinics, we see how the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated health and livelihoods. We’ve witnessed the toll that the...

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Microplastics in people: Rick Smith's ground-breaking experiment

The Institute's Executive Director, Rick Smith, conducted a ground-breaking experiment on himself that resulted in him being the first person in North America to discover microplastics in his body. Read his...

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Explainer: Implementing Paid Sick Days and Paid Sick Leave

Canada has done a good job curbing the COVID-19 curve, and after a months-long shutdown many people are eager to resume regular routines. In order to keep transmission rates low...

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We are all plastic people now, in ways we can’t see – and can no longer ignore

Our global plastics problem has been steadily growing for decades, polluting the planet in obvious ways. Less obvious are the microplastics that we eat and breathe, and the impacts they...

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Rick Smith discusses the rise of America's NDP

The Institute's Executive Director, Rick Smith, was on yesterday's Danielle Smith Show to discuss his latest piece in Maclean's on the rise of America's NDP. He describes the growing influence...

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Organizations call for wealth tax to bolster Canada’s recovery

OTTAWA – In response to today’s projected fiscal outlook, a number of organizations are renewing calls for a wealth tax on the richest Canadians.

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Steps Must Be Taken to Nationalize Pharmaceutical Production in Canada

We’ve lost so much due to Canada’s misguided embrace of privatization in recent years, but one loss that sticks out with particular rawness these days is the sale of Connaught...