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Christensen, Davison & Levac: Chronic housing needs in the Canadian North: Inequality of opportunity in northern communities

  The Canadian North, which includes the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, Labrador, and Nunatsiavut, is a vast region rich in Indigenous cultures, pristine landscapes and waterways, natural resources, and...

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Inequality’s a problem for Canada, too

I don’t know whether it’s smugness or indifference, but we Canadians can be a self-deluding lot. Growing inequality, portrayed recently in The Economist as a global scourge, when viewed from...

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Peter Puxley: Overcoming Inequality in Canada: A Cultural Challenge?

 "The ideas of economists and political philosophers … are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men who believe themselves to be...

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Sheila Block: Reducing Labour Market Inequality in Canada, Three Steps at a Time

This is the first section of a three-part commentary by Sheila Block on our Equality Project report. Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we release parts two and three....

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Susan McDaniel: Fruits of the Earth: Not All Belong at the Top

Inequality seems to be the watchword of the moment in Fall 2012. It is on the minds of many, it seems, sometimes forming on surprising lips. Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO...

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Mel Watkins: Comment on Towards a More Equal Canada

It is uncertain which is more puzzling: the sudden surge in inequality in developed countries in recent times, or the failure of this to generate a sufficient response in the...

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Get a jump-start on 2013 – the Next Up program is coming to Ottawa

Thinking about New Year’s resolutions? Personally, I have never been very good at them... which made me think: why not get a 47-day head start? You can bet that a...

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Hugh Segal: Reflections on "Towards Equality"

When Red Tories hear that union leaders, trade union economists, academics and thoughtful politicians of the left (and Red Tories believe there are many) are planning to engage and advocate...

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Katherine Scott: Income, Opportunity and Power

In 2008, the collapse of financial markets around the world tipped country after country into recession. Canada was no exception. In a short eight month period, hundreds of thousands of...

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Luc Turgeon: Reflections on Fair Taxes

Canadians can sometimes be smug. We pride ourselves on our supposed modesty, but we never miss a chance to stress all the ways in which we are better than our...