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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives at 30

Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher, a stoic who believed in translating thought into practical action. When he became Emperor of Rome in the second century A.D. he wanted all of Rome to embrace philosophical ethics. Instead, Rome came under attack from many sides, and Emperor Aurelius was forced to give his full attention to making war on his enemies.

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A bold vision for Canada's future

A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada's Future

by Edited by A Bold Vision Steering Committee
(Women's Network Inc.,
2014;
$18.86)

A bold vision for Canada's future: what would that look like to you?

Would it encompass a new outlook on justice and politics, or would it emphasize equality and equity or would it require a look back on Canada's past in order to better see the future? Would it be all of these things?

When the members of A Bold Vision Steering Committee posed this question to numerous women leaders in Canada, A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada's Future was born.  

The anthology's list of contributors reads like one conjured from the question "If you could have dinner with any Canadian feminist hero, who would it be?"

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| January 7, 2015
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Make social justice the focus of your end-of-year giving

December 24, 2014
| At this time of year, many of us are thinking about where to make charitable donations. Cathy Crowe says we should put most of our dollars into organizations advocating for social justice.
Length: 16:48 minutes (15.39 MB)
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Rob Rainer: Politics, poverty and basic income

December 18, 2014
| Listen in as Rob gets political, talks about social justice and why dealing with poverty matters.
Length: 45:14 minutes (62.12 MB)

Social justice lies upstream from charity

The Upstream Downstream parable guided Cathy Crowe in her work as a street nurse. She shares a simple formula for how to act on social justice issues such as homelessness that goes beyond charity.

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| December 12, 2014
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Recognizing Mike McBane: Reflections on social justice

Photo: David Goehring/flickr

On November 27 the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives gave its first Social Justice Award to Michael McBane, who has just stepped down as National Coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition. What follows is a condensed version of my remarks in honour of his receiving the award.

It is good to find Michael among friends, companions, comrades.

That's where the word social comes from -- Socius -- Latin for allies, companions, people we know, those we live with, and who matter to us.

To honour Mike, I want to reflect on social justice, not limit my remarks to how much he is appreciated. 

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Indie Inside: Kimmortal

Vancouver-based artist and performer, Kimmortal (a.k.a. Kim Villagante), first discovered her passion for hip-hop and R&B music during her early adolescent years, and ever since then has been on her grind, evolving and developing her own original material and unique sound to add to the Westcoast music roster.

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