• Challenges for Canadians with disability persist, including high poverty rates

    OTTAWA — Canadians with disabilities face ongoing challenges to their well-being, including barriers to language and communication, learning and training, and safety and security, says a new report. Four years after the federal government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Canada released its first report on Tuesday into how […]

  • The myth of Harper’s job creation record

    Many of us are living paycheque to paycheque, saving little and ratcheting up debt. With close to 46, 000 Canadians getting pink slips in December, Canadians are getting the picture that the economy is not as rosy as the Harper government says it is. We have been fed the myth that our economy is not […]

  • The Great Divide

    With apologies to United States President Abraham Lincoln, an economy divided against itself cannot stand. Since the Great Recession there has been a seismic change in how our economy has benefited different classes of people. Before there was at least a sense that all levels of classes were moving forward. Not any more. While wages […]