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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Lost and found: What budget language says about government priorities

There’s already a ton of good analysis around the 2015 Federal Budget. Critics’ consensus? This budget is short-sighted, misleading and full of vote-buying measures that do little to address Canada’s real challenges. The policies and measures contained in the budget say a lot about the current government’s priorities—budgets always do….
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We’re paying for $7/day child care, so why is only one province getting it?

Many Canadians don’t know that Quebec has the least expensive childcare in the country at $7/day (well actually $7.30 now). Meanwhile in Toronto parents pay $49/day, and in Vancouver it’s $41 a day for toddlers/preschoolers. It’s no surprise that $7/day childcare is wildly popular in Quebec. It’s far cheaper than the national average, and…
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