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G20 summit in Toronto, June 2010. Photo by katerkate (Flickr Creative Commons)
Des experts et expertes réclament des mesures à court, à moyen et à long terme afin de soutenir les collectivités et de les protéger contre les effets de la pandémie 
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Nous publions le Budget fédéral alternatif 2020 — notre 25e édition depuis 1995 — à un moment très instable pour le Canada et le monde. La combinaison de COVID-19, une vente mondiale de pétrole et l'effondrement des marchés financiers mondiaux menace non seulement la santé et la sécurité publiques, mais aussi la stabilité de notre économie, qui sera probablement en récession d'ici la fin de l'année. Il est maintenant temps de penser au-delà des correctifs fiscaux standard et des plans de sauvetage des banques.
On November 10, 2019, a U.S.-backed group of neofascists in Bolivia deposed the government of Evo Morales on spurious accusations of electoral fraud. The coup government’s first act was to unleash the army and police on mainly Indigenous protestors in the capital of La Paz, killing at least 10 people. Further massacres pushed the coup’s death toll above 30, with hundreds more wounded in clashes between supporters of Morales’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party and state police.
The idea of a Green New Deal—a radical and comprehensive transformation of the economy to cut greenhouse gas emissions while tackling inequality—has been gaining steam as an organizing principle for the environmental and social justice movements. Yet there are many questions that GND advocates have yet to think through or agree on. Like how can we produce enough electricity to rapidly replace all fossil fuels? Will new, green jobs be good, unionized jobs that are accessible in the places where jobs are needed most? Crucially, how will we pay for it all?
First published in the Winnipeg Free Press February 19, 2020
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) (Nelson House, MB), has embarked on a comprehensive program of economic development that addresses employment, training, healing from trauma, infrastructure development, and energy self-reliance.  The First Nation is vitally concerned with nurturing young people, and is now interested in sharing its learning with other First Nations communities.  NCN's development initiative is reflective of a convergence, or self-reliance approach to community economic development (ie.
In this issue: Celebrating excellence in research The Canada Pension Plan is fuelling the climate crisis Affordable non-market rental housing Expanding the affordability conversation When it comes to climate action, the public is ahead of our polictics Inquiry into gig work needed in BC 2019 Rosenbluth lecture recap BC government fossil fuel subsidy data finally made public Our annual gala in pictures Donor spotlight: Bob and Sue Evans CMP Conference 2020