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LGBT progress is a Canadian story

  As we reflect on the Conservative Party convention voting two-to-one to raise the white flag and abandon its longstanding policy to deny LGBT love, we can be amazed at...

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Employers and expansion of the Canada Pension Plan

When the federal and provincial finance ministers meet on June 20-21, they will have to decide whether or not to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as promised by the Liberals...

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Indigenous children and racial discrimination as fiscal policy

The federal government knowingly discriminates against Indigenous children and their families. That discrimination is part of the colonial fabric that holds together Canadian political-economic development.

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Yet another unjustified attack on worker rights

    The newly elected Progressive Conservative government in Manitoba has moved quickly to cement its anti-worker bona fides with the radical right-wing by making it more difficult for non-union...

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Energy Transition Can Drive Global Jobs Recovery

It is now often said, with reason, that the environment and the economy are not in conflict. But it is even more true to say that seriously addressing the crisis...

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Cost of home today is double the amount in weeks of labour time compared to 1970s: new study

    Inequality is a major theme of current research in economics throughout the world. The now-famous Capital by Thomas Piketty released in English in 2014 is a case in...

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PBO sheds new light on federal budget with transparency push

  The Liberal election platform promised to “make the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) truly independent” of the government and to make sure that the office is properly funded. The platform...

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Climate policy and Canadian social democracy

  Recent events have triggered an important discussion on the Left’s approach to climate change policy. The Leap Manifesto is one expression of the desire to transition to a carbon...

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Canada's Left is having a moment

    Something quite remarkable is happening in Left politics in Canada. And no, we don’t mean the fallout from the NDP convention in Edmonton, though we’ll return to that...

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New report shines light on dynamics of gender pay gap

  Every year, women around the world celebrate (angrily) the day their average full-time, full-year earnings have caught up to men’s average full-time full-year earnings from the year before.