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Podcast
Oct 10, 2014

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Redeye
Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin tackle the issue of food waste in a film about what happened when they stopped buying groceries for six months and survived exclusively on discarded food.
Blog
May 13, 2014

Dan Heap remembered

John Bonnar
At this month's homeless memorial vigil in Toronto they honoured a man who spoke loudly and openly on behalf of homeless people.
Columnists
Feb 4, 2014

A living minimum

Ontario's new $11 an hour minimum wage leaves a full-time minimum wage worker about 20 per cent below the poverty line. Is doing almost nothing to be considered progress?
Blog
Jan 24, 2014
Photo: Leighton Janis/flickr

Housing crunch continues in Manitoba

Policy Fix
Across Canada, housing prices slowed down in 2013, but in Manitoba, there are no signs of the housing crunch abating. Last month, the average house price in Winnipeg surpassed $300,000.
Blog
Jan 17, 2014
Photo: Wisconsin Jobs Now/flickr

Are higher minimum wages un-Canadian?

Michal Rozworski
Although Canada has not seen the kind of energized and far-reaching calls and protest movements for raising the minimum wage as the U.S., the working poor in this country face similar difficulties.

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