U.S. farm groups and unions ask Biden to end CUSMA attack on Canada’s supply management system

On February 1, American farm, labour and civil society organizations formally asked the Biden-Harris administration to withdraw the attack on Canada’s dairy sector initiated by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the dying days of the Trump administration.  In the first dispute launched under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA),…
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Tripping over TRIPS

The new year brought with it a spate of new COVID-19 lockdowns across much of the world alongside worries of new and more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus. For Canada, at least, there is the hope of widespread vaccination by summer’s end. The same cannot be said for poorer…
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Rents keep going up, pandemic or not 

News stories of rents for vacant apartments going down, coupled with anecdotes about landlords offering incentives to attract tenants, have fuelled the notion that renters have gained the upper hand in the rental market. Or, as some say, that we now have a “renter’s market.”  That would have been nice….
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Pandemic Pedagogies: Teaching, Learning and Accessibility in Teacher Education

Ontario, one of the world’s most diverse regions, demonstrated in real time and with devastating clarity how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) and poverty-stricken communities, both from a health perspective and from an economic one. The impacts of the shutdown and the reopening, and the…
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