Gender stereotypes and expectations aren’t good for anybody, and there’s more and more evidence that men who worry about having to be the primary income earners hurts their health. The old way of thinking that a man had to earn more than his partner in a heterosexual relationship no longer makes sense. Thanks to the […]
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Basic income is the idea that people will have enough money to live (food and shelter) regardless of their employment status. Manitoba tried this decades ago and it worked, but was cancelled for political reasons. A basic income is needed now more than ever since robots are going to take all the jobs. Plus, inequality […]
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We’re coming up to a Federal Election, and one where “The Economy” will likely be a central battlefield. As such, we’re going to hear many claims and counter-claims that support the view that Stephen Harper is either the Greatest or Worst Prime Minister ever.
One point of contention is wages. Part of the problem are . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Wages: Up, Down, or Sideways?
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 . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Climate Justice and the Good Life, for Everyone
2015 marks the sixth year of BC’s recovery from the recession. But it’s been a slow and largely jobless recovery in BC.
1. BC needs 93,000 more jobs to return to our pre-recession employment rate (the proportion of working age British Columbians who have jobs).
Only 71.2% of working age British Columbians have jobs . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: 3 worrisome facts about BC’s job market on the eve of Budget 2015
When will Ontario’s courts impute income to a parent for the purpose of calculating his or her child support obligations?Section 19(1)(a) of the Child Support Guidelines grants the court the right to impute income to a parent if deemed appropriate to do so under the circumstances. For example, the court may impute income to a payor . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: Intentional Under-Employment – Judges Tell Payors "Get a Real Job!"
This piece was published today in the Globe and Mail’s Economy Lab.
Two findings stand out in the National Household Survey (NHS) data released Wednesday, both critical in this post-recession era of uncertainty:
1) A quarter of Canadian households spent 30 per cent or more of their pre-tax income on shelter, the official measure . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: When Good Data Goes Bad: The NHS2011
It has recently been reported that the University of Alberta wants to “reopen two-year collective agreements” with faculty and staff “to help the university balance its budget…”
This appears to be in direct response to Alberta’s provincial government announcing in its March budget that there would be a “7% cut to operating grants to universities, . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Funding Cuts to Alberta’s PSE Sector: There Are Alternatives
Poverty is making Canadians sick, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), “the national voice of Canadian physicians.”
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Last week’s publication of the so-called “sunshine” list of 88,412 Ontario public sector workers earning more than $100,000 per year elicited lots of howls of outrage in terms of on line commentary.
It should not be forgotten that the whole point of the annual list – which dates back to the Harris days – . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Who Is Earning Too Much?
The Harper government likes to remind Canadians that we’ve done better than most developed nations in bouncing back from the global economic crisis. But digging into the data shows why many people might be having trouble cheering this news: wages have not kept pace with inflation, and new hires are making 40 per cent less . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Welcome to the Wageless Recovery
by Marian Wang | ProPublica More than a decade after Aurora Almendral first set foot on her dream college campus, she and her mother still shoulder the cost of that choice. Almendral had been accepted to New York University in 1998, but even after adding up scholarships, grants, and the max she could take out . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: How the Gov’t Is Saddling Parents with College Loans They Can’t Afford
It isn’t just astounding to the average Canadian that their country doesn’t have an official poverty line, it’s astounding that no one, including the major political parties, is doing anything about it.
Below are excerpts from governments, organizations, and charities that highlight the need for Canada to finally create an official poverty line:
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Canada is holding out its hands asking for change, our country is in poverty and it needs our help.
Where other countries are working to reduce their poverty like responsible world citizens, Canada is doing nothing. And worse yet it can’t even hope to lift itself out of poverty because Canada doesn’t even know what . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Canada Is Missing The Poverty Line
Last May federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said there was no such thing as a bad job. The Law Commission of Ontario may disagree.
This week it put out a report about the rise in vulnerable workers and precarious jobs. Now that he’s heard from executives who think Canadians are paid too much, Mr. Flaherty . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The Right Response to “No Job Is A Bad Job”