economic inequality

Feb 17, 2014
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr

We're splitsville on income-splitting… now what?

Erika Shaker
Well, that was awkward. I'm talking about that needle-scratching-across-a-record-heard-round-the-country moment when, post-budget, Jim Flaherty publicly voiced concerns about income-splitting.
Feb 11, 2014
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr

Budget 2014: Let stagnation reign

David Macdonald
As Canada slogs through its anemic recovery, the federal government again appears to be happy to drive down growth.
Jan 24, 2014
Photo: Leighton Janis/flickr

Housing crunch continues in Manitoba

Policy Fix
Across Canada, housing prices slowed down in 2013, but in Manitoba, there are no signs of the housing crunch abating. Last month, the average house price in Winnipeg surpassed $300,000.
Jan 17, 2014
Photo: Wisconsin Jobs Now/flickr

Are higher minimum wages un-Canadian?

Michal Rozworski
Although Canada has not seen the kind of energized and far-reaching calls and protest movements for raising the minimum wage as the U.S., the working poor in this country face similar difficulties.
Jan 16, 2014
Photo: Andreas Metz/flickr

Class warfare: The U.S. economy

Robert Chernomas
Repeating over and over again the idea that taxing the rich, government social programs and regulation are the cause of unemployment, low wages, debt and lack of innovation doesn't make it true.
Jan 9, 2014
Photo: VJ Beauchamp/flickr

Class warfare: An economic primer

Robert Chernomas
It is not really about budget deficits or government debt; it is about cutting workers' wages, taxes, social programs and environmental regulations.
Dec 18, 2013
Photo: Adam Fagen/flickr

Cutting Canada Post: It's about more than mail

Erika Shaker
We should all be concerned about what cuts to Canada Post mean for our national commitment to universality, and how they will further contribute to the slow erosion of our democratic institutions.
Dec 11, 2013
Photo: AJ Batac/flickr

It's time to change the budget channel in Winnipeg

Lynne Fernandez
Christina Maes Nino
The City of Winnipeg has released its proposed operational and capital budgets for 2014. As in previous years, it is hard to see the vision in this budget or the direction it is taking.


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