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  • Report looks at captured nature of BC’s Oil and Gas Commission August 6, 2019
    From an early stage, BC’s Oil and Gas Commission bore the hallmarks of a captured regulator. The very industry that the Commission was formed to regulate had a significant hand in its creation and, too often, the interests of the industry it regulates take precedence over the public interest. This report looks at the evolution […]
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  • Correcting the Record July 26, 2019
    Earlier this week Kris Sims and Franco Terrazzano of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation wrote an opinion piece that was published in the Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Ottawa Sun and Toronto Sun. The opinion piece makes several false claims and connections regarding the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP), which we would like to correct. The […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Rental Wage in Canada July 18, 2019
    Our new report maps rental affordability in neighbourhoods across Canada by calculating the “rental wage,” which is the hourly wage needed to afford an average apartment without spending more than 30% of one’s earnings.  Across all of Canada, the average wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22.40/h, or $20.20/h for an average one […]
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  • Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada July 9, 2019
    CCPA senior economist David Macdonald co-authored a new report, Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada­—released by Upstream Institute in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)—tracks child poverty rates using Census 2006, the 2011 National Household Survey and Census 2016. The report is available for […]
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  • Fossil-Power Top 50 launched July 3, 2019
    What do Suncor, Encana, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Fraser Institute and 46 other companies and organizations have in common? They are among the entities that make up the most influential fossil fuel industry players in Canada. Today, the Corporate Mapping Project (CMP) is drawing attention to these powerful corporations and organizations with the […]
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John Loxley’s New Book

I was at our neighbourhood leftie bookstore today and picked up a copy of the new book from John Loxley at the University of Manitoba:

Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development: Papers and Retrospectives (Arbeiter Ring: 2010).

It’s a collection of John’s work over the years in the area of first nations and northern economic development.  He has dedicated untold hours of volunteer time over decades to providing informed, respectful advice and consulting for first national communities in Manitoba and elsewhere.

It’s an inspiring and solidaristic approach to the efforts by first nations to build autnomous and sustainable economies, both pragmatic and visionary (like so much of John’s other work).

Here’s another interesting tidbit: The publishers have highlighted, right on the front cover, that John was the winner of the 2010 John Keneth Galbraith Prize in Economics!  Apparently, this PEF initiative is now considered a “marketable” badge of honour.

This collection is destined to become an essential reference to the theory and practice of ocmmunity economic development for marginalized and isolated communities, in Canada and elsewhere.

For those in the Toronto area, John will be giving the annual Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture, at Oakham Lounge at Ryerson University on March 10 beginning at 7 pm.

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