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Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2018

Sub Title: 
A Budget For the People
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Release Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
30 pages
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The Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2018 is a blueprint of a budget for the people. The report lays out a sustainable fiscal framework that supports the development of inclusive and prosperous communities, where we take care of each other and our environment.

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Alternative Federal Budget 2018

Sub Title: 
Getting There
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Release Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
156 pages
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The 2018 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) delivers a roadmap to where the country could be on the eve of the next federal election, if the government moves forward with bold action to deliver a progressive economic plan that leaves no one behind. If implemented, the 2018 Alternative Federal Budget: Getting There will reduce income inequality, lift close to a million people out of poverty, close unfair and expensive tax loopholes, and create 600,000 jobs while locking in the unemployment rate in the five per cent range.

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The Monitor, March/April 2018

Sub Title: 
Cannabis Capitalism
Release Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Canada is only months away from legalizing and regulating the production, sale and use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes. Yet, as we explore in our cover story this issue, the plan is rife with contradictions: a fledgling industry populated by former police chiefs; the fact bills C-45 and C-46 will create dozens of new pot-related offences in the process of removing some of the old ones; the continued prohibition on growing more than four or five plants at home while Canada's "licensed producers" are expected to make billions.

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No Temporary Solution

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Ontario’s shifting college and university workforce
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Release Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
50 pages
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While post-secondary institutions are places of learning, they also employ thousands of people across a broad spectrum of job classifications. This report explores the extent to which workers in Canada’s post-secondary institutions are experiencing precarity. More precisely, it asks whether employment on university and college campuses in Ontario is becoming more precarious, for whom and for what reasons. 

Making decarbonization work for workers

Sub Title: 
Policies for a just transition to a zero-carbon economy in Canada
Release Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
36 pages
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Communities across Canada need a national strategy to ensure the move to a zero-carbon economy leaves no one behind. For the first time, this report uses census data to identify the regions in each province with the greatest reliance on fossil fuel jobs. The new analysis comes after the federal government announced last fall it will launch a task force in 2018 on a “just transition” policy framework for certain sectors.