Busting four common myths about the suburbs
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Handing off public assets and revenue sources in exchange for a short term cash hit or cost saving has never seemed like a hot idea to us. While partnerships between public entities and corporate power appear to be balanced and sensible compared to the outright sale of an asset there is still reason for high level caution, as this article shows.
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Even a moderate increase in food insecurity and difficulty with one’s mental health can notch up quite alarmingly.
For a series of recent papers on the topic:
PROOF: food insecurity and policy research
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Here’s a hint or two at what poverty was like this week in Canada’s richest, most populous province.
Hamilton’s poverty activists clash with business groups, Tory MPPs over labour reforms
Women, recent immigrants to see big benefits from minimum wage increase. Of the 633,000 people who would receive raises in Toronto, 58 per cent are women and 17 per cent are recent immigrants
Demanding a fair share. Protecting worker’s rights in the on-demand service economy
ccpa.ca (links to 26-page .pdf file)
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Consultations within Canada’s federal poverty reduction strategy can count an impressive and sensible report from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities among the front rank of contributions they have seen. For us it worked pretty well as summer reading material, too!
Ending poverty starts locally. Municipal recommendations for a Canadian poverty reduction strategy
fcm.ca (17 page .pdf file)