Final report of the Just Transition Task Force raises questions for Budget 2019

The much-anticipated final report of Canada’s Just Transition Task Force was released on Monday. The task force was announced in late 2017 and spent the past year studying the potential impacts of the national phase-out of coal-powered electricity generation for coal workers and their communities. The new report—and its 10…
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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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CCPA report confirms BC’s new investments in child care affordability are urgently needed

Last year, the BC government made a landmark investment to begin addressing the affordability crisis in child care. A new report released by CCPA this week shows just how urgently needed those measures were (and continue to be). The report, Developmental Milestones: Child care fees in Canada’s big cities 2018, shares…
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Edu-tech corporations eyeing the public education frontier

The dangers of corporate monopolies in our communications have been recently revealed through exposés of social media corporations like Google and Facebook. Almost unnoticed, though, has been a similar analysis of the way in which these same corporate monopolies have been colonizing and privatizing public education under the guise of…
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The New NAFTA is a missed opportunity for gender equality

The recent renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement presented a unique opportunity to rethink the dominant model for governing international trade and investment. At the outset of the “New NAFTA” talks in August 2017, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined the government’s priorities under the umbrella of a…
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