Five ways the Biden presidency could change Canadian climate policy for the better

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is an unabashedly moderate politician. During the Democratic Party primaries last year he often found himself on the defensive as more progressive candidates challenged his record and his priorities, including on climate change. Yet after securing his party’s nomination this spring en route to winning the…
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Why Doug Ford’s COVID-19 balancing act won’t save small business

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s desire to keep small businesses afloat and the economy open through the pandemic–even as COVID-19 cases soar–is evident in his government’s budget. Unfortunately, there is a fatal flaw in Ford’s approach. It won’t work. In the spring, the first-wave lockdown in Ontario targeted those businesses where…
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The last “normal” election?

Outwardly, election night looked “normal”. The polls were pretty reliable, the pundits offered their usual platitudes, politicians appeared jubilant or contrite in front of the cameras depending on how voters had treated them. But while it looked mostly familiar, there were a few signs that things weren’t quite the same….
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1492 Land Back Lane: Respect for Indigenous land protectors

People everywhere should be watching what’s happening on Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) territory at 1492 Land Back Lane in Caledonia, Ontario. The basic facts of this latest confrontation are plain enough.  In 2015 Foxgate Developments paid $4 million for 10 hectares of land bordering the town of Caledonia. The development company…
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Raising the bar: Improving the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ youth

Earlier this week, Wisdom2Action launched two ground-breaking new resources, designed in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Planned Parenthood Toronto, the Canadian Teachers Federation, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, focused on “Raising the Bar’…
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