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VANCOUVER—The BC government made some needed investments in its 2021 budget for COVID-19 recovery, but there is scarce new funding for major priorities like child care, housing and climate action says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
A new Errol Black Chair report released today examines how events areunfolding in Churchill and The Pas. It puts these events in the context of the entire Northern region and urges government to consider the needs and aspirations of Manitoba's Northerners when considering the best way to help.
Media headlines and price tags alike are sending the message loud and clear: The cost of living is increasing, with price inflation being higher than we’ve seen in decades. The most recent data on prices of goods and services show an annual increase of 5.1% in Canada, when compared to prices in January of 2021. Rising prices of goods and services can be particularly stressful for those with low and fixed incomes, and those living off of lim-ited savings.
OTTAWA—Today’s fall economic statement shows that the federal government still has significant room to spend in the fight against COVID-19 and move ambitiously toward a public-led recovery for all Canadians, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Ce rapport analyse les répercussions de la pandémie sur le marché du travail au Canada, en comparant la situation des travailleurs autochtones et racialisés à celle des travailleurs blancs et non autochtones.
This report examines the racial and gender lines in Canada's labour market during the most challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic to date.  Racialized and Indigenous workers were more likely to become unemployed and be in jobs that put them in close proximity to others, increasing their risk of COVID-19 infection. Racialized and Indigenous workers were also more likely to live with economic insecurity compared to white workers. Female workers were at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19.
TORONTO—Selon un nouveau rapport du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA), les travailleurs autochtones et racialisés ont été plus nombreux, tout au long de la pandémie, à occuper des emplois les mettant en contact étroit avec d’autres personnes, ce qui a augmenté leur risque d’infection par la COVID-19.
Previously published in The Manitoban November 17, 2021
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