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Derek Cook, Director, Canadian Poverty Institute. Image courtesy of Derek Cook.
Penney Kome | Members of the new federal Advisory Committee on Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy all have personal experience of poverty, and they are working to build resilient communities across the country.
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Canadian coins. Photo: KMR Photography/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | 2019 is a new year full of hope and promise. It's time to share those gifts by implementing a basic income.
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Buttons from "$15 and Fairness" campaign. Photo: OFL Communications Department/Flickr
Ed Finn | There are sombre facts and figures available that paint a much darker picture of unemployment in this country than the basic statistics alone.
Columnists
Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Photo: #G7Charlevoix/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | The problem with the federal government's new anti-poverty statement is that it includes no new poverty reduction measures.
Columnists
 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
News
G20 Oxfam photo demo. Photo: Mike Auerbach/Oxfam
Steve Price-Thomas | This is a time for seriousness and substantial answers to huge problems. Can the G20 come up with any of them?
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Karl Nerenberg | A year ago, the Trudeau Liberals were still new to power, and yet they seemed to be slipping into the arrogant habits for which they had fervently criticized their Conservative predecessors.
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Meagan Gillmore | Anti-poverty activists are calling Ontario's announcement of a basic income pilot project for low-income adults a positive first step, but say more must be done to help people living in poverty.
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Meagan Gillmore | Labour leaders in Ontario are criticizing the provincial government's plans to pilot a guaranteed basic income, saying it doesn't address a broken social assistance system and precarious job market.
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Rick Salutin | What if the owning and renting classes simply view a basic income as another source to be scarfed up, so it ends up merely expanding the gulf between the rich and the rest?
Podcast
Adam Sneyd on Cotton, Globalization and Clothing Poverty.
Face2Face | Adam talks about his book Cotton, its empire, commodities and politics, "clothing poverty" and anti-globalization and why we need to be concerned about how the world works.
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Molly McCracken | Addressing poverty requires more revenue directed at reducing poverty, not less. This is why reducing tax revenue through the Basic Personal Exemption in the name of poverty is particularly insidious.