Federal election primer: Tax fairness edition

Interest is building in Canada around a number of bold, progressive policy ideas – everything from implementing universal single-payer pharmacare (as recommended recently by the Hoskins commission) to a rapid and just transition away from fossil fuels and towards a new green economy. But how can we afford to make…
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Homelessness, harm reduction and Housing First

I was recently invited to give a presentation at a two-day event discussing the overdose crisis and First Nations, with a focus on southern Alberta. My presentation (slide deck available here) focused on homelessness, substance use, harm reduction and Housing First. With this in mind, here are 10 things to know: Indigenous peoples…
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Who’s missing: Data gaps undermine our efforts to track gender gaps and push for meaningful change

Statistics Canada (2016), Census of Population – selected publications. Employment rates are calculated for adults aged 25-64 years. The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada report, now in its fifth update, provides a snapshot of the gaps that exist between women and men in Canada’s largest cities….
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The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada

Gender disparities exist across the country. The fifth edition of The Best and Worst Places to be a Women in Canada reports on gender disparities in 26 Canadian big cities across a range of areas related to women’s basic rights. This year’s report includes five fact sheets that look at…
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