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Karl Nerenberg | Canada spent over $14 billion on policing in 2017. But, research shows that programs aimed at preventing crimes before they happen could save money and significantly reduce crime.
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Nick Falvo | This budget, while relatively status quo, is mostly bad news for low-income households in the province. And this comes one year after a budget that announced significant cuts to social programs.
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Nick Falvo | From time to time, voluntary sector leaders and advocates come up with ideas for new spending and new social programs. Here are 10 things to know about presenting those ideas to central agencies.
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Cathy Crowe | If we're serious about solving homelessness we need a real national housing program not just a smoke and mirrors strategy.
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Jen Erdmann | Supportive housing is an important model on the housing continuum and a positive choice for many people living with mental illness.
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Jim Silver | The CCPA's State of the Inner City Report 2015 shows that important poverty-related indicators are improving and public investment in community-led initiatives is making a difference.
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Nick Falvo | In 2008, Calgary became the first Canadian municipality to publicly commit to "ending homelessness." Read on for more points about ending homelessness in Canada.
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Nick Falvo | Here are five things to know about pre-1964 history that set the tone for important developments in Canadian housing policy.
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Jim Silver | If you're following the federal election campaign you would think that poverty in Canada has been eliminated. Yet poverty continues to be a major problem in Canada.
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Ole Hendrickson | Government austerity is an oxymoron. The responsibility of governments is to engage with what is happening in the external world and act as initiators of change.
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Molly McCracken | Social service schemes announced this week by the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives to encourage private child care and introduce Social Impact Bonds soften the ground towards privatization.
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Murray Dobbin | Canada is a country where a third of citizens believe in Harper's fiscal self-flagellation, in an extremist religion that calls upon us all to deliberately impoverish ourselves. Why?