By the numbers: Race, gender and the Canadian labour market

Canada’s population is increasingly racialized. The 2016 census counted 7.7 million racialized individuals in Canada. That number represented 22% of the population, up from 16% just a decade earlier.Unfortunately, the rapid growth in the racialized population is not being matched by a corresponding increase in economic equality. Using 2016 census…
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Leaves are falling, but what about tuition fees

With somewhat less media coverage than previous years, Statistics Canada has released its tuition fee estimates for 2019/20. And for the first time since I can remember, the national average for undergraduate tuition fees actually declined from the previous year. Good news, right? Not so fast. Erika Shaker looks at…
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Federal election primer: What we can’t ignore when it comes to reconciliation

As leaders debate the federal track record on Indigenous issues, there are several key issues that cannot, and should not be ignored. View the story Federal election primer: What we can't ignore when it comes to reconciliation By Alyssa O'Dell “The structures and processes of colonization, which are often relegated…
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No time to lose: Meeting Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals

Canada’s federal government has committed to working towards achieving the goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development both at home and abroad. Yet the scale and scope of investments to date continue to fall considerably short of SDG targets. Implementing the 2030 Agenda requires concrete action and…
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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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