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Course Correction

Sub Title: 
A Blueprint to Fix Ontario’s Education Funding Formula
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Release Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Number of pages in documents: 
17 pages
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Twenty years after the Mike Harris Conservative government implemented its education funding formula in 1997, many of its core functions remain in place. By design, it was intended to squeeze funding for the system and to centralize control at the provincial level. It was based on the politics of division, pitting the educational needs of students and the need for infrastructure upgrades of schools against financial compensation of teachers and the power of local school boards.

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

Sub Title: 
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.