Anti-poverty activists and poor people welcomed the NDP’s move to raise social assistance and disability rates but these increases still tail the skyrocketing costs of rent, food and other necessities.
Evidence shows Canadians who rely on prescription drugs don’t have the money to cover costs, and instead are splitting pills, skipping dosages to stretch prescriptions, sharing medicines or going deep into debt.
Liberals are working hard to convince us that a 70% increase in military spending is a noble expression of their government’s commitment to Arctic sovereignty and global security. The truth is much simpler and a lot uglier
Stories about media layoffs and downsizing just kept coming over the first half of this year which makes support for working class media, including newspapers like People’s Voice, more crucial than ever.
Thanks to the mobilization of rank and file delegates, an emergency resolution unanimously endorsed by the Canadian Council was overwhelmingly supported by delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention.
Parties should take the first opportunity to defeat Clark, reverse tax cuts for the rich and corporations, take action for a sustainable environment and green jobs, and tackle housing and poverty crises.
Bill C-16 will bolster efforts to ensure sexual violence support services are available to all survivors of violence, affirming the importance of equity and safety for trans, two-spirit and gender diverse people.
More and more upper-income earners in Canada are taking advantage of allowable deductions to avoid paying income taxes.
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