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  • Study explores media coverage of pipeline controversies December 14, 2018
    Supporters of fossil fuel infrastructure projects position themselves as friends of working people, framing climate action as antithetical to the more immediately pressing need to protect oil and gas workers’ livelihoods. And as the latest report from the CCPA-BC and Corporate Mapping Project confirms, this framing has become dominant across the media landscape. Focusing on pipeline […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Study highlights ‘uncomfortable truth’ about racism in the job market December 12, 2018
    "Racialized workers in Ontario are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs and face persistent unemployment and earnings gaps compared to white employees — pointing to the “uncomfortable truth” about racism in the job market, according to a new study." Read the Toronto Star's coverage of our updated colour-coded labour market report, released […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Uploading the subway will not help Toronto commuters December 12, 2018
    The Ontario government is planning to upload Toronto’s subway, claiming it will allow for the rapid expansion of better public transit across the GTHA, but that’s highly doubtful. Why? Because Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek’s emphasis on public-private partnerships and a market-driven approach suggests privatization is the cornerstone of the province’s plan. Will dismembering the […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • 2018 State of the Inner City Report: Green Light Go...Improving Transportation Equity December 7, 2018
    Getting to doctors appointments, going to school, to work, attending social engagments, picking up groceries and even going to the beach should all affordable and accessible.  Check out Ellen Smirl's reserach on transportation equity in Winnipeg in this year's State of the Inner City Report!
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Inclusionary housing in a slow-growth city like Winnipeg December 3, 2018
    In Winnipeg, there is a need for more affordable housing, as 21 percent of households (64,065 households) are living in unaffordable housing--according to CMHC's definition of spending more than 30 percent of income on shelter.  This report examines to case studies in two American cities and how their experience could help shape an Inclusionary Housing […]
    Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
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Economics for Everyone, 2nd Ed.: Book Tour!

The second edition of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism was co-published by Pluto Books, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Fernwood Publishing this summer.  With the federal election now safely behind us, I am pleased to announce a series of book launch events in 4 cities.  Details are below; each event will feature a talk by me, Q&A, reception, and book-signing.  Many thanks to the CCPA offices in each location which are hosting the tour, and to Unifor for its ongoing support.

The book will be available for sale at each event, $25, all proceeds go to the CCPA.  (It can also be ordered on-line through the CCPA here.)

See you there!

Vancouver, Sunday Nov. 15: 6 PM, Heartwood City Cafe, 317 E.Broadway

Winnipeg, Tuesday Nov. 24: 7 PM, Neechi Commons, 865 Main Street

Ottawa, Thursday Nov. 26: 5 PM, 25onecommunity, 251 Bank Street

Toronto, Friday Dec. 4: 5 PM, Chestnut Room, Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street W.

Enjoy and share:

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Comment from Nick Falvo
Time: November 7, 2015, 11:42 am

Funny, I don’t recall giving you permission to bypass Calgary…

Comment from Nadia Alexan
Time: November 13, 2015, 1:54 pm

How come Jim Stanford is not coming to Montreal? I would like to invite him to come to Montreal. I will personally organize a venue for him. Please contact me: Nadia Alexan, founder of Citizens in Action and blogger for the Huffington Post Quebec, at (514) 846-0644. Thank you very much.

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