How to remedy poor health outcomes created by poverty

Social assistance programs in Canada are falling behind. It's time we expanded basic coverage to include drug and dental care

How to remedy poor health outcomes created by poverty
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Social assistance programs in Canada are falling behind. It’s time we expanded basic coverage to include drug and dental care

Here’s the carbon tax bill for the average Canadian

The government should admit that its carbon tax will significantly burden families for a climate benefit too small to measure

Here’s the carbon tax bill for the average Canadian
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The government should admit that its carbon tax will significantly burden families for a climate benefit too small to measure

We need to measure basic-needs poverty, not inequality

The fundamental problem with relative measures of poverty is that they often give us results that border on absurd

We need to measure basic-needs poverty, not inequality
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The fundamental problem with relative measures of poverty is that they often give us results that border on absurd

Busting the minimum wage myth

An overwhelming number of studies show that raising the minimum wage actually eliminates employment opportunities

Busting the minimum wage myth
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An overwhelming number of studies show that raising the minimum wage actually eliminates employment opportunities

Tent cities aren’t the problem, just a symptom

We need to address contributing factors to homelessness, including mental illness, addictions and poverty

Tent cities aren’t the problem, just a symptom
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We need to address contributing factors to homelessness, including mental illness, addictions and poverty

Canada needs an official poverty line

Having a clearly-defined poverty line enables a government to set targets and focus its policy agenda on effective change

Canada needs an official poverty line
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Having a clearly-defined poverty line enables a government to set targets and focus its policy agenda on effective change

Tackling poverty and its impact on social and emotional well-being

Reducing poverty is not just about putting food on the table or a roof over someone's head. But there are useful strategies

Tackling poverty and its impact on social and emotional well-being
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Reducing poverty is not just about putting food on the table or a roof over someone’s head. But there are useful strategies

Raising B.C.’s minimum wage won’t help working poor

A work-based subsidy increases the income of the working poor without making it harder for employers to hire less-skilled workers

Raising B.C.’s minimum wage won’t help working poor
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A work-based subsidy increases the income of the working poor without making it harder for employers to hire less-skilled workers

Reduce the poverty-to-prison pipeline for women

From prison reform to better community services that address poverty and prevent crime, here's what Canada can do

Reduce the poverty-to-prison pipeline for women
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From prison reform to better community services that address poverty and prevent crime, here’s what Canada can do

Companions for life: trust and integrity

While the dishonest may appear content, we don’t see the inner turmoil they suffer from knowing that they’ve done wrong

Companions for life: trust and integrity
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While the dishonest may appear content, we don’t see the inner turmoil they suffer from knowing that they’ve done wrong

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