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Chuka Ejeckam | In a conversation about policy priorities, is economic benefit the most pertinent aspect of a transformative investment in child care? Or, does it harm the broader pursuit of justice and liberation?
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David J. Climenhaga | It's reasonable to assume the committee is intended to provide and justify the excuses the UCP will need to keep Alberta out of what is sure to be an enormously popular program.
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Alex Himelfarb | Yes, deficits are growing, but if government is truly to make a comeback, if we are to usher in a rebalancing of public and private, individual and collective, this budget is just a down payment.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday afternoon's COVID-19 update. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | What the Kenney government is really not interested in is affordable, accessible child care oriented to the needs of children and parents, not profit, privatization, and market ideology.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's 2021 budget is a watershed document. It signals a major shift toward more government spending and increased federal regulation of the economy.
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Marjorie Griffin Cohen | This budget addresses one of the very crucial care issues that the Liberal Party has promised many, many times over many, many years -- child care.
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Maya Bhullar | Feminist recovery plan author Anjum Sultana discusses what a feminist recovery must look like to help women in Canada.
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Ed Finn | "Canada's children are worlds apart from the happiest, healthiest children in rich countries and worlds apart from each other due to wide inequalities," said David Morley, president of UNICEF Canada.
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Martha Friendly, Morna Ballantyne, Lynell Anderson | The shuttering of child care in Canada has put parents and providers in an untenable position, but has also given policy-makers critical insights.
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Marc Belanger, C. Marie Ainsborough, Derek Blackadder | RadioLabour's Canada Report: An interview with CLC president Hassan Yussuff. Child care during the pandemic. And more.
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Marc Belanger, C. Marie Ainsborough, Derek Blackadder | RadioLabour's Canada Report: Activists were thrown out of the COP25 conference in Madrid when governments refused to act, but the struggle continues.
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Ed Finn | A new report is just the latest account detailing the extent of child poverty and dereliction that has blemished this country's image for a very long time.