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Inclusionary housing plan would reduce TO's commuting crisis

The Toronto Board of Trade's 2010 prosperity report card underlines the costs of automobile commuting in Toronto. TO comes dead last in TBOT's global survey of Continue Reading…

National housing bill heading back to Commons for third reading

Bill C-304, draft legislation to create a national housing plan for Canada, has passed through committee and is heading back to the Commons for third and final Continue Reading…

Ontario income assistance changes will make it harder to get healthy, nutritious food

About 162,000 Ontarians with special nutrition needs were told in yesterday's Ontario budget that their special diet allowance is being cancelled and will be Continue Reading…

Ontario budget 2010 wrap-up: Plenty of criticism from different groups

Less than 24 hours after it was released, Ontario's 2010 provincial budget has been generating a significant amount of criticism. Economist Hugh Mackenzie of Continue Reading…

Ontario releases cautious 2010 budget

The Ontario government's 2010 provincial budget sets out a cautious fiscal plan for the coming year. In our 2010 pre-budget submission, the Wellesley Institute Continue Reading…

Social infrastructure eroding across Canada; cities being forced to paper the gaps

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has released its latest review of the quality of life in Canada's large cities. Mending Canada's Frayed Social Safety Continue Reading…

National housing act bill goes for HUMA review on Monday

Bill C-304, the private members' bill from MP Libby Davies to create a much-needed national housing act for Canada, will get clause-by-clause review at the Continue Reading…

Overall, health of Britons is increasing, but not everyone is benefitting

The UK Audit Commission has released a new 10-year review of health inequalities that begins with these words: “The health of people in England has improved Continue Reading…

Hundreds of US cities have rules to ensure inclusive, healthy communities: Why not here???

  Hundreds of US cities, and a number of US states, have inclusionary housing planning policies that ensure that a fixed percentage of all new homes are Continue Reading…

Don’t Forget Equity in Health Funding Reform

We need to ensure that equity is built into the provincial government’s plans to restructure the way funding is allocated to hospitals (see Ontario proposes Continue Reading…