public sector

Mar 15, 2016
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What's a fair wage to pay Halifax city councillors?

Stephen Kimber
How do you fairly determine how much elected officials should be paid? The short answer -- as evidenced by last week's emotional, confrontational three-hour city council debate -- is you can't.
Nov 18, 2015
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Precarious workers: Government can't ignore its own

Randy Robinson
The government of Ontario says it wants to help workers in precarious jobs. It overlooks an important fact, however: for a growing number of precarious workers, government itself is the employer.
Sep 4, 2015
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Canada's job numbers barely treading water

Kaylie Tiessen
This week's GDP numbers confirmed that Canada experienced a recession in the first six months of 2015 and today's latest job numbers show Canadians looking for good jobs have been feeling the pinch.
Jul 29, 2015
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The executives who are holding us ransom

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
How is public corporation executives' level of compensation like a ransom? Simon Tremblay-Pepin explains the logic behind the metaphor: first, the kidnapping, then, the ransom.
Jul 19, 2015
Book Cover: Rebalancing Society

Rebalancing Society: Pipe dream or prophecy?

Christopher Majka
Henry Mintzberg's new book, Rebalancing Society, makes a case for balancing public, private, and plural social sectors. It's an appealing idea but is there data to support it? We investigate further.
Jan 22, 2015

Who gets paid more in Canada?

Kate McInturff
What would happen with the gender pay gap if the private sector compensation looked more like public sector compensation?
Jan 21, 2015

Canada's pay gap: Who gets paid more?

Kate McInturff
If private sector compensation looked more like public sector compensation, the gender wage gap would narrow, discrimination would diminish, and CEOs would take a pay cut.
Sep 23, 2014
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How public services strengthen the economy

Janet Newbury
We have the capacity to strengthen our economy in ways that are equitable and sustainable. To do so, we must recognize the public sector as an asset to achieving social and economic well-being in B.C.
Feb 17, 2014
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Democracy is dead, corporatocracy is alive

Mark Taliano
People are disenfranchised for the benefit of a globalized 1% that is increasingly blind to the imperatives of Life as it wilfully embraces toxic trajectories of Death.


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