Say it out loud: Life is better thanks to taxes

Life is better thanks to taxes View the story Say it out loud: Life is better thanks to taxes By Randy Robinson Long-time CCPA economist Hugh Mackenzie once said that right-wing politicians have succeeded at cutting public services by severing the link, in the public mind, between those services and…
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Doing more with less: Time for a National Action Plan to combat violence against women

Two reports me out in early May that should have received a lot more attention than they did. The Standing Committee on the Status of Women released its latest study, Surviving Abuse and Building Resilience, on nada’s systems of shelters and transition houses serving women and children fleeing violence. And…
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Homelessness, harm reduction and Housing First

I was recently invited to give a presentation at a?two-day event?discussing the overdose crisis and First Nations, with a focus on southern Alberta. My presentation (slide deck?available here) focused on homelessness, substance use, harm reduction and Housing First. With this in mind, here are 10 things to know: Indigenous peoples…
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Running from Revelation: “Facts, Not Fear” 20 years on

Twenty years ago, the Fraser Institute published a book lled Facts, Not Fear with the goal of correcting the alleged misinformation schoolchildren were being exposed to in environmental science programs. The right-wing think tank was concerned that school science textbooks were often drawn from scientific literature (of all places), which…
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