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Mario Seccareccia argues that the COVID-19 crisis has shown us that it is time for a paradigm shift away from neoliberal policy in establishment macroeconomics. Seccareccia describes how the crisis, beginning with the preceding Global Financial Crisis of 2008, reversed many of the key conventional precepts that guided policy since the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s. 
In this issue: Corporate Mapping Project virtual conference Rosenbluth lecture 2021 Building affordable housing: Let's change the game New anti-racism education resource Burning our way to a new climate? Wealth tax on the super rich Canadian billionaires have increased their wealth by $78 billion Stay-the-course BC budget misses the mark Donor spotlight: Jorge Amigo  
"It is certainly driven by young people,” Martin O’Hanlon, the president of CWA Canada told Kevin Philipupillai for his feature article on the Alphabet Workers' Union. “The new generation that are coming up have a different sense of what’s right, and they’re more sensitive to the fact that if their coworkers aren’t being respected for their diversity and their differences, that they’ve got to stand up and fight for that.”
First published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 6, 2021
This report contextualizes and presents Manitoba-specific policy alternatives to austerity that could form part of such an advocacy agenda.
VANCOUVER — A one per cent tax on wealth over $20 million would generate nearly twice as much revenue as previously calculated by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, money that could lift thousands of Canadians out of poverty and fund health, social and environmental programs says new research by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office. 
This report tracks Canadian income inequality through 75 years of growth and recessions and speculates about the post-COVID-19 future. It emphasizes the importance of the economic paradigms informing the public policies which have shaped, and will shape, inequality and how the problems that one paradigm could not solve have informed the emergence of the next paradigm.
OTTAWA and HALIFAX — An expert who has been tracking 75 years of income inequality and economic growth argues Canada is on the brink of a massive change in policy direction as a result of COVID-19’s impact.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Trade Justice Network host a conversation with global experts on the Indian and South African governments' proposal at the WTO for a waiver from certain intellectual property rights in the TRIPS agreement so that countries can confidently and affordably respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Special attention is paid to Canada's opposition to the TRIPS waiver, shared by the U.S., EU and other rich countries, which is debunked by webinar participants. Speakers include: