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 VANCOUVER — The 150th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada arrives at a time when people and institutions are being asked to reckon with the foundational impacts of racism in our society. Challenging Racist British Columbia: 150 Years and Counting, is a new publication examining the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over those 150 years, tying those histories to present day anti-racist movements. 
What have post-pandemic school reopening policies revealed about provincial priorities, and how have public education advocates, parents, students and communities responded? Can we take this moment in time to effectively advocate for a vision of public education that is more responsive to student needs, more reflective of the diverse communities our schools must serve, and more aware of the role schools play as places of learning and places of work, particularly in the context of a global pandemic and a growing mental health crisis?
The result of a truly collaborative research effort, Renewable Regina: Putting Equity into Action, makes the case that the City of Regina's efforts to achieve 100 percent renewability must be equitable if they hope to succeed. Through focus groups with 38 organizations (community groups and labour unions), this report demonstrates how City leaders and planners must understand how access to services and policies differs amongst different parts of Regina's urban population in order to design environmental policies that reach the greatest number of people, particularly th
HALIFAX and SAINT JOHN—In order to earn a living wage, a person working a full-time, full-year job must earn $21.80 in Halifax, $19.55 in Antigonish, $17.65 in Cape Breton, $16.80 in Bridgewater and $19.55 in Saint John, according to a new report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Nova Scotia office and the Saint John Human Development Council.
Illustration by Michael DeForge
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Illustration by Maura Doyle Sometimes it takes one crisis to bring another into the light. 

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