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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland gets a fist bump from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after delivering the 2020 fiscal update in the House of Commons on Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s fiscal update falls short in facing climate change and income inequality

The pace of federal government action to date does not align with the urgency of the twin climate and inequality crises. The latest fiscal update doesn't go far enough on either crisis.
A young child stands outside the entrance to a playground in Montréal on May 3, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Returning to ‘normal’ post-coronavirus would be inhumane

The coronavirus feeds off of social and environmental injustice, exacerbating the wounds, scars and illnesses that existed prior to the pandemic. That's why returning to 'normal' is not an option.
A person carries groceries while walking among cyclists on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Ottawa on April 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

How to build more resilient cities post-coronavirus

Rebuilding cities post-pandemic will start with neighbourhood hope, and strong social and community planning.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie speaks during a campaign event in Spartanburg, S.C., on Feb. 27, 2020. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Bernie Sanders: Making socialism cool again

Bernie Sanders is effectively indicting the political economic structure in which the super-rich have amassed extraordinary sums of wealth at the expense of everyone else — and our shared planet.
Hundreds of people march in Vancouver to protest against corporate greed as part of the global Occupy movement in October 2011. (Shutterstock)

Corporate welfare bums: It’s payback time

Canada’s welfare state is disintegrating while corporate welfare soars. In an era of climate crisis, precarious work and instability, it’s time the corporate welfare bums paid us back.
A resident of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is photographed while speaking about water and access issues in her community in February 2015. The Shoal Lake community, despite supplying water to the city of Winnipeg, has long been under a boil-water advisory and is only just getting year-round road access. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

We fail our citizens in Canada – and the UN is onto us

Governments in Canada are routinely enacting public policies that primarily benefit economic elites, raising questions about government legitimacy and competency. Who's looking out for us?

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