Trish Hennessy

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Dec 22, 2016
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The year as we saw it: Ten charts that defined Ontario in 2016

Trish Hennessy
Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite
The experts at the CCPA have been tracking economic developments in Ontario throughout the year. Here are 10 charts that helped define the state of income, work, and the role of government in 2016.
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Apr 6, 2016
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Ontario's $15 minimum wage campaign just got a boost

Trish Hennessy
With a steadfast, well-organized grassroots campaign pushing for a $15 minimum wage in Ontario now (not in 24 years), there is clearly political space to be taken up. Enter Andrea Horwath.
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Sep 16, 2014
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$15 minimum-wage movement spills into Canada

Trish Hennessy
Today, the federal NDP is slated to use its Official Opposition Day to table a motion that would have Parliament Hill vote on a proposal to reinstate the federal minimum wage.
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May 2, 2014
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Ontario budget 2014: Not quite a May Day budget

Trish Hennessy
There weren't really any big surprises in the 2014 Ontario budget, but reading it in its entirety makes one thing crystal clear: the Wynne government is getting election battle ready.
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Apr 25, 2014
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Why I'm not gloating about Canada's middle class

Trish Hennessy
This week Canada's nascent national debate about the problem of income inequality as it relates to the anxious middle class descended into ridiculous levels of un-Canadian gloating.
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Apr 16, 2014
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Ontario budget: Don't throw taxes under the bus

Trish Hennessy
As Ontario inches toward a potential spring election showdown, Premier Kathleen Wynne is making clear that she wants public transit to become the ballot box question.
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Mar 21, 2014
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The political fight for Ontario's middle class

Trish Hennessy
With election fever mounting in Ontario, the political field is quickly crowding around the middle of the income spectrum. And unsurprisingly, low taxes are dominating the list of enticements.
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Sep 3, 2013
Missouri rallies against Right to Work & corporate greed. Photo: Jobs with Justi

Lowering our standards for workers' rights

Trish Hennessy
The right-wing Fraser Institute has released a paper that, if implemented, would dramatically lower our standards for worker pay, workers' rights and workplace protections.
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May 3, 2013

Ontario Budget 2013: Four more years of austerity

Hugh Mackenzie
Trish Hennessy
Ontario's 2013 budget is a kinder, gentler version of the last budget Dalton McGuinty tabled a year ago, which launched Ontario into a year of austerity battles with labour.
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Feb 1, 2013

Repeat after me: Ontario is not Greece

Trish Hennessy
The Fraser Institute has a new report warning Ontario could become the next Greece or California because of the size of its debt.

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