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PhDs for Fair Taxation? Sign Me Up

A group of leading community medicine and public health doctors have founded Doctors for Fair Taxation. They argue that physicians have become increasingly Continue Reading…

Federal government should invest $2 billion to meet urgent nation-wide housing needs

“Affordable housing in Canada is in crisis and the federal government’s long-term cuts to housing investments continue to make a bad situation worse.” Continue Reading…

Housing, homelessness, health cut in Toronto’s 2010 municipal budget

The first draft of Toronto's 2010 operating budget sets out cuts to affordable housing, homelessness, public health and city planning funding. Spending on the Continue Reading…

Toronto budget 2011 tightens fiscal screws on housing / homelessness even as waiting list grows

Toronto's affordable housing waiting list sky-rocketed to an all-time high of 76,549 households by the end of December of 2010. Despite the growing need, the Continue Reading…

What to look for in the Ontario 2012 budget: Improving housing affordability

Although a good, affordable home is one of the most important social determinants of health and investing in housing not only takes pressure off of the health Continue Reading…

Big cuts planned for Toronto housing funding

The City of Toronto’s Shelter, Support and Housing is set to take a massive $128 million cut in housing and homelessness investments in the draft 2013 budget Continue Reading…

Ontario Budget 2012 continues erosion of affordable housing investments

Ontario Budget 2012 continues the erosion of affordable housing investments at a time when the housing needs of households who are precariously housed remain Continue Reading…

TO housing wait list grows to 87,486 households as Council debates cuts to housing and homelessness

Toronto’s affordable housing wait list was a staggering 87,486 households in December 2012, up 6.5% from the 82,138 households in December 2011. Toronto Continue Reading…

Rising Deaths In US Welfare-To-Work Programs Raise Questions At Home

A new study in Florida found a higher death rate for those on welfare-to-work programs than those receiving social assistance who weren’t pushed to work and Continue Reading…

The Spirit Level Documentary Film Campagin

There is only one week left to help support the Spirit Level Documentary Film. Bringing the groundbreaking work by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson to the Continue Reading…