economic inequality

Blog
Oct 6, 2014
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A living wage lifts workers and the economy

Lynne Fernandez
Kirsten Bernas
Closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage is a win-win strategy that provides income security for Manitoban families while stimulating our economy.
Blog
Sep 29, 2014
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CEO Sleep Out: Charity not change

Molly McCracken
The programs funded through the CEO Sleep Out are worthwhile but only skim the surface of the issue. To address homelessness and poverty in a meaningful way requires systemic change.
Columnists
Jul 11, 2014

Lean In: A fairy-tale in a fantasy land

In her book "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg is talking to a small, restricted "girls' club." Although it's a fine discussion, it forgets all the other women who are in another world.
Blog
Jul 8, 2014
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Planting seeds for a green economy in Manitoba

Tony Clarke
A range of social enterprises and related initiatives demonstrate that Winnipeg and Manitoba are on the cutting edge of transition strategies to a low-carbon economy future.
News
Jul 4, 2014

Peoples' Social Forum will build a better Canada

Ricardo Acuña
The country is at a crossroads. With out-of-control inequality and increasing consolidation of wealth and power there is a choice to make: succumb to undemocratic government or fight back.
Blog
May 30, 2014

Who really benefits from Canada's tax giveaways?

Kayle Hatt
It would be inaccurate to say that most of the benefits of the Conservatives' $30.4 billion in tax cuts went to the middle class, as it is now being spun on social media.
Blog
May 14, 2014
Photo: Lynne Fernandez

World Urban Forum 7: Policy lessons from Colombia

Shauna MacKinnon
Lynne Fernandez
Sara Swartz
For one week in early April, Sara Swartz, Shauna MacKinnon and Lynne Fernandez visited Medellin, Colombia to take part in the seventh World Urban Forum (WUF7).

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