Book Review
Yutaka Dirks | In "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" sociologist Matthew Desmond offers a critical examination of urban poverty and homelessness told through the stories of eight families.
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Iglika Ivanova | It seems economic growth post-recession has done little to improve the lives of B.C.'s most vulnerable residents -- those who rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families.
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Stephen Kimber | Nova Scotia Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard says she knows the province's welfare system is "broken." That's why her government announced it is forking out $2 million to consultants.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | Kicking off the election campaign, Harper proclaimed that "this October Canadians will choose security over risk." The question is, of course, what kind of security and risk are we talking about?
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Lindsey Bertrand | The CCPA released a paper about "just transition" -- an approach that aims to minimize the impact of environmental policies on workers and communities in affected industries -- for resource workers.
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Christine Saulnier | At best payday lenders are predators and at worst engage in benevolent exploitation. There is a clear need to more strictly regulate and enforce regulations.
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Molly McCracken | Complex problems, like the kind of poverty that exists and persists here in Winnipeg, require multi-faceted responses. We need to build on what's working in Manitoba if we are to solve these problems.
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Iglika Ivanova | One in five B.C. children lives in poverty. This is the sobering finding of the 2014 BC Child Poverty Report Card released on November 24.
Columnists
Hennessy's Index | Only 47 per cent of Canadians self-identify as middle class today, down from almost 70 per cent in 2002. This month, Hennessy's Index breaks down the numbers behind Canada's middle-class angst.
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Erika Shaker | I have to admit that lately I've been thinking maybe some of us in the 99 per cent have been just a teensy bit unfair.
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Armine Yalnizyan | Work hard and you'll get ahead. That's been the mantra of folks who prefer their governments small and their success big. But that mantra is now being cast into doubt even among conservatives.
Columnists
Duncan Cameron | A new report from the Centre for the Study of Living Standards reveals how poorly Canadians have been faring compared to citizens of other industrial nations.