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The Problem of Poverty Post-Recession

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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The Problem of Poverty Post-Recession
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Every recession ushers in a rising tide of poverty. As jobless and underemployed
people struggle to make ends meet, the nouveau poor swell the ranks of the déjà poor.

The most recent statistical update on incomes in Canada was released in June,
telling us that in 2008, as the nation headed into a brutal recession, there were just
over 3 million Canadians living in poverty in this country using the standard meas-
ure, Statistic Canada’s after-tax low-income cut-off (LICO).

Canadian households: Among highest debt to income ratios in the world

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Monday, August 16, 2010

In the past few weeks some of Canada’s most respected economic authorities, including Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, have voiced concerns over the fragility of the recovery, globally and at home.  Now Paul Krugman joins that chorus of Cassandras, pointing his finger straight at the wishful thinkers who say Canada’s heavy lifting is done when it comes to economic recovery.

Speaking at a conference of lawyers, he reminded his audience that government balance sheets are only part of the problem going forward.

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Recession, Recovery and Transformation: Revisiting the Role of Government

Couchiching Summer Conference 2010: Watershed Moment or Wasted Opportunity?
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Speech to the Couchiching 2010 Summer Conference Watershed Moment or Wasted Opportunity, a 3 day conference on the significance of this recession and the nature of the recovery.  Armine presented on the "Role of the Government" panel, with Tom Flanagan and Alex Himelfarb, August 6, 2010.

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Yalnizyan Couchiching 2010 Speech
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Fossil fuel peddling impedes BC's progress toward a green future

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Based primarily on the creation of a carbon tax two years ago, the BC government has been propelled into the position of North American climate action leader. While there was much to applaud as first steps on climate action in BC's 2008 "green" budget, two years later there remain some glaring contradictions between climate action and BC’s transportation and industrial policies.

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Carbon footprint from fossil fuel exports at odds with BC’s climate action policy

The CCPA-BC office released another Climate Justice Project brief today, this one finding that greenhouse gas emissions from exported coal and natural gas generate more than double the emissions from combustion within BC. Read the news release and the study...

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Peddling GHGs

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What is the Carbon Footprint of BC’s Fossil Fuel Exports?
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Friday, July 16, 2010
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Peddling GHGs: What is the Carbon Footprint of BC’s Fossil Fuel Exports?
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