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| January 12, 2017
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'Food insecurity' refers to the inadequate access to food because of financial constraints -- and it's a larger problem in Canada than most realize.
| February 1, 2016
Hugh Mackenzie
| January 11, 2016

Report: The alarming impact of the Harper Government's war on data

On September 18th, Anne Kingston published an article with the results of a months-long Maclean’s investigation, which has found "that the federal government’s “austerity” program, which resulted in staff cuts and library closures (16 libraries since 2012)—as well as arbitrary changes to policy, when it comes to data—has led to a systematic erosion of government records far deeper than most realize, with the data and data-gathering capability we do have severely compromised as a result."


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| August 25, 2015
| August 25, 2015

Demographic shift shows changes in Canada's job market

In the age of globalization, with a shrinking manufacturing industry, teachers, nurses and civil servants are the new faces of labour.

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Who's unionized? Demographic shift shows changes in the job market

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The makeup of Canada's unionized workforce has changed, according to Statistics Canada

For most of the 20th Century, the blue-collar male worker was the face of the labour movement. Machinists, miners, auto-workers, steelworkers, construction workers; your average union member was a man working in a manufacturing or trade industry.

But in the last 25 years, that's changed.



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