Is your pension fund in climate denial?

Fossil fuel divestment campaigns have become a focus for climate change organizing, targeting university endowments, churches, foundations and pension funds. While the motivations are primarily moral—if it is wrong to wreck the climate, it is wrong to profit from that wreckage—there are important economic arguments for divestment. If we are…
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Precarious workers: Government can’t ignore its own

The government of Ontario says it wants to help workers in precarious jobs. With the launch this year of its “Changing Workplaces Review,” the province aims “to improve security and opportunity for those made vulnerable by the structural economic pressures and changes being experienced by Ontarians in 2015.” It’s a…
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Lessons on the living wage, from Waterloo Region

Six years ago it seemed like living wage was dead in Waterloo Region. Waterloo Regional Council had spent months considering whether or not to implement a living wage policy for all regional staff and externally contracted service staff. But in the face of the global recession and a looming municipal…
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