To Iceland for some International Women’s Day inspiration. If you want something good you gotta get it into legislation.
Then they came for the suburbs. And I did nothing because I didn’t have a car, or a job, medical coverage, or mortgage insurance.
Hopefully the Trump presidency will be shortened by litigation, impeachment, or the man’s general unfitness.
Meantime, looks like Prince Cheeto isn’t wasting time putting the boots to people.
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Downright backwards is how it seems to us that landlords are not licensed in a major city where rents are very high. How else to keep standards strong? A new survey of tenants reveals neglect on the part of many Toronto landlords, adding gravity to the call for licensing.
The Toronto Star surveys the general picture for Ontario’s workers as Decent Work Day (Oct 7th) and the conclusion of public consultations within the province’s Changing Workplaces Review coincide with what has been a blue sky Thanksgiving weekend.
Advocates demand better protection for Ontario workers. Is Ontario turning into a low-wage economy? Research shows over half of Toronto jobs are considered precarious
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When payday lending leads to poverty, it’s time for intervention
globeandmail.com (with video 1:58)
See also: (966) We are the loan sharks
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Hopeful reading over the weekend as precarious workers share with the Toronto Star what they’d do to improve things.
How workers stuck in precarious jobs would make things better. As the Ministry of Labour prepares to release an interim report on the changing workplace, the Star spoke to workers struggling with precarious employment about how to fix a broken system
Can you tell we don’t like payday lenders? Doesn’t look like we dwell in a splendid isolation on that, either.
How payday lenders trap borrowers in cycle of debt
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If a given nation’s welfare system took on some of the characteristics of its surveillance system, what would that be like?
Pregnant, on Medicaid and being watched
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