On December 8, the outrage in the legislature by the official opposition over the missing $9 million unspent dollars on social housing made for some great theatre and political hay. During that sitting, the opposition protested the King government for failing to spend $9.4 million of last year’s allocation towards social housing, in exchange for…

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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the capacity of our health-care system to respond. The pandemic has brought into full view the inequality and weaknesses on our economic system. Our economic system is based on consumption and our ability to consume (or pay for what we have already consumed). Regrettably a high percentage of people do not…

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NDP Leader Joe Byrne knows it is possible to phase in a $15 minimum wage immediately. “We’ve seen cost of living rise significantly and we’ve seen significant issues in rent going up. We have all seen the cost of food go up, and it is only fair that wages rise as well,” said Byrne at…

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