Federal election primer: Investing in public services edition

This blog post is the third in our series of election primers. It looks at three key issues—child care, housing and employment insurance—and what’s at stake in Election 2019. View the story Federal election primer: Investing in public services edition By Katherine Scott Election 2019 is shaping up to be…
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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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Federal election primer: Not-too-late-to-save-the-world edition

Not-too-late-to-save-the-world edition View the story Federal election primer: Not-too-late-to-save-the-world edition By Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood The global climate crisis—often framed as an abstract and future problem—is increasingly obvious outside our windows. Summer hasn’t officially started yet, but out-of-control wildfires are already raging across Alberta and British Columbia. Following the record-breaking burns of…
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Alternative Federal Budget 2019: No time to lose

Canada faces significant and unpredictable headwinds going into 2019. Their source, and what we should do about them, however, depends on who you ask. According to business lobby groups, the biggest threats to Canada come from uncertainty in our trade relationship with the United States, our relative tax competitiveness in…
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