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A woman walks past the Bank of Canada building in Ottawa in September 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The Bank of Canada must seize the pandemic moment and do more for Canadians

Unconventional policies can be used to alleviate — instead of exacerbate — inequality, something Canadians are clamouring for. The Bank of Canada needs to rediscover its former innovation zeal.
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.
Protesters take a knee during a demonstration calling for justice for the death of George Floyd and all victims of police brutality in Montréal on June 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Surviving the coronavirus requires escaping the status quo — together

Surviving COVID-19 means reconsidering what type of world we want to build and live in, together. We can no longer feign being a democracy that is not democratic.
The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and 13 colleagues was the last roadblock to the merger. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

How the T-Mobile-Sprint merger will increase inequality

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
Though Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce might be outspoken on some progressive issues, he supports the system that pays him 300 times that of the average Australian. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Swollen executive pay packets reveal the limits of corporate activism

The phoney debate about corporate activism distracts from the need for a debate about inequality.
One of the recommendations by a welfare advisory group was to raise benefit levels by up top 47%, but the government has rejected it, for now. from www.shutterstock.com

Why New Zealand’s government cannot ignore major welfare reform report

Ardern's coalition government promised to overhaul New Zealand's welfare system, but its response to a comprehensive report by an expert advisory group has been disappointing at best.

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