The Monitor starts off 2020—the CCPA's 40th anniversary year—with a direct attack on the Trudeau government's contradictory climate plans and the close connections between public officials and the fossil fuel sector. Will minority status and a rising Green New Deal movement change the government's course, or will it be just more business as usual?
Also in this issue, we look at how changes to the "New NAFTA" negotiated by House Democrats will affect Canadians, what's behind the widening gap between CEO and average incomes in Canada, why Chilean citizens woke up to the crisis of inequality, and much more.
Finally, I'm very excited to announce that twice a year, starting with this issue, the Monitor will include a full issue of Our Schools / Our Selves, the voice of progressive education in Canada. The CCPA has been publishing OS/OS, under the editorship of Erika Shaker, since 2000. The journal is now free for all Monitor readers to enjoy.
Here's a sample of what you'll find in the issue.
- Is it still business as usual in Ottawa? Martin Lukacs wonders how the "Trudeau Formula" will hold up in a minority setting.
- The future of climate policy is in our hands. Hannah Muhajarine and Molly McCraken on the next steps of the youth-led Green New Deal movement in Canada.
- When will Canadians have the right to repair their digital products? Sabrina Wilkinson scans the political momentum for legislative change.
- Inequality's offspring: Edgardo Sepulveda's graphical explanation for why Chile woke up.
- The CCPA @ 40: Monitor editor Stuart Trew on the centre's importance in an era of waning and mutating neoliberalism.
- Stalemate in Ecuador: Asad Ismi reports on the mass protests that forced the Moreno government to back off austerity, for now.
- From Cheechako to Sourdough: Paige Galette's reflections on nortern living and surviving while being Black.
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Thanks to Remie Geoffroi for this issue's cover illustration.