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"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 10, 2021 I tried to tell the people but they never heard a word I say
More than 200,000 people will be pushed below the poverty line due to taxes owed on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) unless urgently needed changes are made, according to a new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
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 looks at the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic security of women in Canada and the current efforts to respond to urgent economic need in the short- to medium-term, as well as demands for fundamental systemic change moving forward. Do Canada’s pandemic responses measure up? Are they providing essential financial support to those in need? Are they working to eliminate systemic barriers facing women—and marginalized women, in particular—in the labour market?
"More than an infectious pathogen," writes Michal Rozworski in his feature analysis for this issue, "the novel coronavirus is a very harsh mirror held up to pre-pandemic reality... It is exposing the true cost of hollowed-out public services, debilitated trade unions, and cross-cutting economic and racial inequality." One year into Canada's battle with COVID-19, this issue of the Monitor explores how the pandemic's arrival has reshaped life and what policy interventions are needed to build a sustainable road to recovery.
First published in the Winnipeg Free Press February 12, 2021 Since forming government in 2016, the provincial Conservative government has aggressively pursued a policy of austerity. Working people in particular have been the targets. Yet during the pandemic, it has become fully apparent to everyone how crucial “ordinary” day-to-day workers are to the successful functioning of our economy and society. We all depend upon each other.
This report looks at CEO pay among Canada’s top-paid chief executive officers in 2019, based on company proxy circulars filed in 2020, and compares this to average incomes in the rest of the population in 2019. Though this same data is not yet available for 2020, the report also estimates, based on company share performance in 2020, whether the top-100 CEOs are likely to have seen their bonus-based pay increase, decrease or stay the same compared to last year.