What the new federal budget means for BC

At first glance, BC appears somewhat isolated from the economic challenges the rest of Canada is facing but there are a number of worrying signs. Nearly half of British Columbians see the economic conditions in BC as “poor” or “very poor”. The economy may be growing but prosperity is not broadly shared. Despite decent economic growth,…
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Alternative Federal Budget 2016: It’s time to move on

The following remarks are excerpted from the 2016 Alternative Federal Budget press conference, featuring Kate McInturff, David Macdonald and Peter Bleyer (March 10th, Parliament Hill).  Budgets may appear to be dry, technical financial documents. In fact budgets are the product of values and they contain some of the most important choices…
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No free feminist lunch, Mr. Prime Minister

Viola Desmond, 1914-1965. A civil rights icon in Canada, she inspired people to fight racial discrimination.   Source: Women on Canadian Bank Notes, change.org Prime Minister Trudeau declared himself a feminist on the global stage this week. I applaud him. He appointed a gender equal cabinet. An important symbolic gesture. Because it…
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