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Sep 6, 2016
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Ontario payday loan reforms: A drop in the bucket

Tom Cooper
The Ontario government has announced some modest reforms to lower the outrageous interest rates charged to customers of payday loan companies. It's a step in the right direction, but is it enough?
Blog
Apr 19, 2016
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This Equal Pay Day, let's mobilize for change

Angella MacEwen
This will be the third year that the Ontario provincial government officially recognizes Equal Pay Day, but this year there is cause to be hopeful that change is in the works.
Blog
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.
Blog
Jan 28, 2016
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Ontario goes it alone on public pensions

Hugh Mackenzie
The big news out of the latest announcement from the Ontario government about the Ontario Registered Pension Plan is that there is no news.
Blog
Dec 9, 2015
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Buying social: Same price, twice the value for communities

Liz Sutherland
Heather Laird
Social procurement means taking the opportunity that comes with every purchase to leverage spending for further investments in communities, which can create ripple effects with our public dollars.

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