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.
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Erika Shaker | Progressive change does not happen by accident. It requires dedication and a tremendous investment to take on the development of alternative models of How Things Should Work.
Blog
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Suzanne Smythe | As we welcome refugees in larger numbers this year, the spotlight is turned on our disintegrating social infrastructure.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | The message of a new report is as unambiguous as it is surprising. For all the talk about what will grow the economy, the key component to future economic growth is rising wages and salaries.
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Shelagh Day, Gwen Brodsky | Without a Commission, B.C. has no public institution that can take steps to prevent discrimination, educate the public, initiate inquiries on systemic issues, and promote human rights compliance.
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Kathleen Ruff | Human rights are everyone's business. The social climate we live in affects us all. That is why we need a Human Rights Commission in B.C.
Podcast
John Bonnar | Harry Leslie Smith grew up poor in England, saw the welfare state raise a generation out of poverty, then watched it systematically dismantled in the last 30 years.
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Christine Saulnier | The government's response to our recent report on special-needs income assistance allowances requires a response on two counts in particular.
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Seth Klein | 'Mending Canada's frayed social safety net: The role of municipal governments' looks at key social indicators in 24 Canadian municipalities.
News
Jonah Schein | Despite the provincial government’s promise to reduce poverty in Ontario, there is a deafening silence from our leaders when it comes to the income security programs of last resort for the vulnerable.