Less-than-the-best housing is an up front tactical issue for students. A deferred, strategic issue, and probably the more socially worrisome of the two, is the enormous debt they can wind up carrying. Not a pretty trillion-dollar picture in America.
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The best and worst places to be a woman in Canada, 2015.
The gender gap in Canada’s 25 biggest cities
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 82-page .pdf file
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Toronto, Vancouver among cities seeing falling wages huffingtonpost.ca
GTA housing boom masks growing structural challenges.
Deteriorating affordability, lack of housing choice and a strained
transportation system require a regional policy approach
TD Economics – 20 page .pdf file
Women’s work opportunities declining in GTA. A new study finds women at both ends of the age spectrum were hit hard by the recession, often forced to ‘de-skill’ to low-wage, precarious jobs thestar.com
The case for free tampons. The cost of a product that half the world’s population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply too much
Jessica Valenti on The Guardian CIF
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Poverty in Canada has a woman’s face The Parallel Parliament
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