Workers in a dangerous time

Every year on April 28 a Day of Mourning is observed for workers killed or injured on the job. The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada recorded 852 workplace deaths in Canada in 2015. If we also consider the 232,629 claims that year for lost time due to a…
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The federal role in poverty reduction

Days after the 2015 federal election, a Globe and Mail opinion piece pointed out something many anti-poverty advocates already knew: “Every province and territory but British Columbia has a poverty reduction strategy in place or in development. Many cities and towns do, too. Until now, the big missing piece has…
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Toronto garbage collection privatization politics: sniff test fail

This week Toronto city council will revisit the question of further garbage collection privatization despite evidence that suggests privatization politics don’t pass the sniff test. Right now, the west side of Toronto has garbage collection privatization while the east side remains under complete public control. According to research, the status quo…
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