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Entries Tagged as 'Employment & labour'

Honouring Dr Kerry Preibisch

February 2nd, 2016 · · No Comments · Employment & labour, Women

Guest post by Janet McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Health Studies; Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University I am writing to honour the legacy of Dr Kerry Preibisch, a much loved University of Guelph professor who passed away on January 28th after a very courageous journey with cancer. Kerry was a mentor to me and […]

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Want to create good, sustainable jobs for Canada? Try co-ops.

November 26th, 2015 · · Comments Off on Want to create good, sustainable jobs for Canada? Try co-ops. · Employment & labour, Environment, resources & sustainability

In the coming months and years, the new federal government will make important decisions about jobs: how we create them, protect them and make them more sustainable. Many Canadians believe there’s a trade-off to be made between employment and environmental sustainability. But that doesn’t have to be the case — particularly if we look at […]

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5 signs the BC economy is weak and what this means for Budget 2016

November 25th, 2015 · · Comments Off on 5 signs the BC economy is weak and what this means for Budget 2016 · Economy, Employment & labour, Provincial budget & finance

Yesterday, the provincial government released its 2015/16 Second Quarterly Report: an update on where provincial finances are at six months into the fiscal year and where the economy is heading. The news is not very good. 

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Child care and the federal election: where have the parties landed?

October 9th, 2015 · · 2 Comments · Children & youth, Economy, Education, Employment & labour, Women

By Lynell Anderson and Iglika Ivanova Canada is one of the few advanced countries that doesn’t yet have a national child care system. We invest less in early childhood programs than any of our peer countries and fall far short of meeting the minimum public investment benchmarks recommended by UNICEF and the OECD. There’s no […]

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Who’s not coming to school this September?

September 8th, 2015 · · Comments Off on Who’s not coming to school this September? · Democracy, Economy, Education, Employment & labour

Today is the first day of school and newspapers, Twitter feeds and Facebook pages are filled with photos of backpack-carrying children and well wishes from their community for a new school year. This celebration speaks to the importance we all place on learning, and on our collective effort to educate our children. It’s one of the most important […]

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BC employment holds steady in August but anemic private sector hiring is a sign of economic weakness

September 4th, 2015 · · 2 Comments · Economy, Employment & labour

Canada is officially in a recession and while BC is expected to sail through it relatively unscathed, the projected modest GDP growth performance does not seem to be translating into job gains for British Columbians. Statistics Canada’s latest job numbers show BC created 3,100 jobs in August, which represents a gain of one tenth of one percent in […]

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Best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada: how is BC doing?

July 15th, 2015 · · Comments Off on Best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada: how is BC doing? · Economy, Education, Employment & labour, Women

The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman In Canada 2015 ranks Canada’s 25 biggest cities based on the gaps in how men and women are faring in five key areas: economic security (as measured by gender gaps in employment, pay and the likelihood of living in poverty); education; health; representation in municipal governments and […]

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#BoycottTims? It’s about time.

June 9th, 2015 · · Comments Off on #BoycottTims? It’s about time. · Economy, Employment & labour, Immigrants & refugees, Law & legal issues

Twitter was raging against Tim Hortons last Thursday. According to the Ottawa Sun, for much of the day the hottest trending topic in Canada was #BoycottTims. It’s about time, I thought to myself, these allegations have been in the news for at least a couple of years. Back in 2013, a group of Tims employees […]

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Climate Justice and the Good Life, for Everyone

June 2nd, 2015 · · Comments Off on Climate Justice and the Good Life, for Everyone · Climate change & energy policy, Employment & labour, Environment, resources & sustainability, Poverty, inequality & welfare

In our Climate Justice Project, our research has stressed structural changes and collective action to lower carbon footprints rather than individual behavioural change. The ability of many actors to respond to incentives like a carbon tax is constrained by their circumstances. Suburban households often have no realistic option but to keep driving. Renters have little agency over […]

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Economic Development and the Environment

May 9th, 2015 · · 1 Comment · Economy, Employment & labour, Environment, resources & sustainability

The biggest challenge facing the new NDP government in Alberta, and an NDP government in British Columbia should one be elected in 2017, is finding the right balance between economic development and environmental objectives. There are some who suggest that there is no conflict — there can be jobs and environmental policies effectively prohibiting certain […]

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