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Austerity Is Not Only A “Dangerous Idea,” It’s Bad For Our Health

Austerity is bad for our health, and many, like Mark Blyth, say that it's a “dangerous idea.” Mark Blyth, author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Continue Reading…

How much OLG money is enough to harm the health and well-being of Torontonians?

News emerged today that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is promising a special deal to provide Toronto with a larger slice of the proceeds if a Continue Reading…

With Two Women Leaders, Can We Build A Gender Balanced Budget?

More than 40 years after the start of the second wave of feminism, women have clearly made gains in the labour market through much activism on the streets, Continue Reading…

Ontario Budget: Earn more, Keep more, Restore

In 2008, the Ontario government committed to reduce child poverty by 25 percent in 5 years.  2013 marks the final year in the province’s first Poverty Continue Reading…

A Healthier Toronto: Enhancing Access To City Services For Undocumented Workers

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Recent changes in federal immigration policy will increase the number of undocumented workers in Toronto. Undocumented workers face extreme health risks. These Continue Reading…

Social assistance reform is happening: Here’s three things to look out for

Incoming premier Kathleen Wynne announced this week that social assistance reform is one of her key priorities. Wynne has asked the Secretary of the Cabinet – Continue Reading…

Mapping Toronto’s Terrain: Perspectives On What Has Fractured Our City

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), a U of T think tank that tries to demystify and improve municipal governance systems, has released a Continue Reading…

Will promise of riches overwhelm analysis of social and health impacts of proposed casino?

A casino will bring increased health and social costs for Toronto, warned two leading experts at a community forum hosted by the Wellesley Institute on Jan 22. Continue Reading…

Underlying Losses Frame 2013 City Budget

This year’s budget ended as it began – difficult to define and understand. It provided the Mayor and his allies with an opportunity to claim victory for 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…