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Downtown Toronto. Image: tsaiproject/Flickr
Yves Engler | By turning public land devoted to noisy, dangerous, and polluting vehicles into social housing it is possible to put a dent into runaway climate change while improving housing affordability.
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Street in Calgary. Photo: Brian Burke/flickr
Nick Falvo | Too few jobs, inadequate income assistance programs, major health challenges and a lack of subsidized child care all pose barriers to employment for persons experiencing homelessness.
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Canadian quarter. Photo: KMR Photography/flickr
Nick Falvo | The 2018 federal budget, while not as transformative as last year's, had important new initiatives related to housing and homelessness.
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Apartment buildings in Toronto. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Krystalline Kraus | Fifty residents of 1251 King Street West in Parkdale are holding a rent strike for the month of February after learning that their landlord was going to be hiking up their rent by 3.4%.
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Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Cathryn Atkinson | From Indigenous demands for respect and recognition, to Donald Trump's dog whistles to racists, to the Canadian housing crisis, to changes in the NDP, 2017 was a busy news year for rabble writers.
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Affordable apartments open in Prince George. Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono | Last month, the federal government released what it is calling the country's first national housing strategy. From a legal perspective, it's very good news.
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Krystalline Kraus | This week, the Trudeau government released its much anticipated National Housing Strategy. But talk is cheap. Let's see when, and if, the government will fill in the details.
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Salman Zafar | It's out of control within Canada and also internationally, thanks to neoliberalism and capitalism.
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Protest signs at 21 Park Rd, location of Toronto's new winter respite program. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Toronto's recent announcement of winter only respite centres for people chronically homeless neglects the humanitarian disaster.
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Jean Swanson during the 2017 Vancouver by-election. Photo: Tamara Herman/flickr
Salman Zafar | Her second place electoral result in Vancouver shows that an unapologetic, undiluted left candidate can do well in Canadian politics
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Vancouver Green Party candidate Pete Fry
Alyse Kotyk | Vancouver's Green Party is hoping for a second seat on city council in the upcoming by-election.
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Judy Graves has been an advocate for fighting homelessness for decades. Photo: SFU/Flikr
Alyse Kotyk | With Vancouver's by-election just under two weeks away, homeless-advocate is hoping to win a seat on city council.