Inequality and poverty

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Transportation is essential for getting almost everything we need in our daily lives yet many people in Winnipeg’s inner city struggle to access affordable and convenient transportation options. This year’s Report documents the voices of those who struggle with transportation barriers and puts forward practical policy solutions to achieve  transportation equity.
New study examines reliance on precarious jobs on university campuses; Ontario, Quebec and B.C. have contract faculty rates above national average. OTTAWA—Canadian universities are relying heavily on precariously-employed faculty on campus, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
OTTAWA – Selon une nouvelle étude publiée aujourd’hui par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives, les universités canadiennes dépendent énormément des enseignants précaires sur les campus.
Les universités canadiennes dépendent énormément des enseignants précaires sur les campus. Ayant déjà été parmi les professions les plus sûres au pays, en 2016-2017 les emplois contractuels dans le secteur représentaient la majorité (53,6 pour cent) de toutes les nominations d’enseignants universitaires, et ce selon les données obtenues par l’entremise de demandes d’accès à l’information envoyées aux 78 universités canadiennes financées par l’État.
Canadian universities are relying heavily on precariously-employed faculty on campus. Once among the most secure professions in the country, by 2016-17 contract jobs in the sector accounted for the majority (53.6 per cent) of all university faculty appointments, according to data obtained through Freedom of Information requests to all 78 publicly-funded Canadian universities. The findings show that reliance on contract faculty is a foundational part of the system, and has been for at least a decade.
Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against FinancializationMax HaivenPluto Press/Between the Lines (September 2018)
Picture this. You find your latest bank statement in the mail or search for it online and curse audibly when seeing retail account fees have gone up a few dollars a month—again.
We’re now 10 years on from the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Or, as our national mythology puts it, 10 years since Canada breathed a deep sigh of relief as the crisis mostly grazed our economy and financial system.
In Part 2 of our feature on the state of the economy 10 years after the crisis, the Monitor heads to the bank. With radical ideas for reforming finance's retail, mortgage and investing functions from John Anderson, Michal Rozworski, Kevin Young and Alper Yagci, Roxanne Dubois and Brett Scott. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside this issue:
A year after announcing a 25-cent a trip fare increase, mayoral candidate Brian Bowman has promised to create a low-income transit pass if he is re-elected mayor on October 24th.  This is great news because waning government support at the provincial level through a funding freeze and the fare increase has led to poor service, unaffordable fares and declining ridership.[1]