Poverty

“Former Conservative riding official responds to allegations of racism” (iPolitics)

Claire Wählen (iPolitics): The Conservative riding official who was fired Tuesday for inflammatory, racist comments about First Nations and refugees has responded, and she isn’t the least bit remorseful. Sue MacDonell was on the board…

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“Secret Status of Women report paints grim picture for Canada” (CBC News)

Dean Beeby (CBC News): Canada is falling behind the developed world in women’s equality, as poverty rates climb for elderly single women and for single-parent families headed by women, says an internal report by Status…


“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…


“Canada’s Economic Slide in Five Charts” (Bloomberg View)

Christopher Flavelle (Bloomberg View): Tuesday’s announcement that Canada’s economy shrank for the first two quarters of 2015, putting the country into a technical recession, puts a little more strain on the ruling Conservative Party’s claim…


“Conservatives tout tax breaks for ‘typical’ families earning $120K a year” (CBC News)

James Cudmore (CBC News): Stephen Harper’s campaign tour stopped today at a Tim Hortons, where the Conservative leader shook hands with supporters before strolling behind the counter and handing out double-doubles. “Just don’t let me…



“Elizabeth May lays out plan to end homelessness” (CBC News)

CBC News: Canada could end homelessness and become a world leader in energy efficiency through a national strategy, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Calling the shortage of housing for First Nations, Métis and Inuit a national “ongoing scandal,” May…