The battle for the heart of globalization: Seattle, November 30, 1999

Twenty years after the Battle of Seattle, the need for fairer and more sustainable international trade could not be clearer. To mark the protest’s anniversary, CCPA Monitor editor Stuart Trew interviewed global justice activists on the legacy and future of the alter-globalization movement. View the story Menu Scott Maude Steven…
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Unfinished Business: Ending violence against women

Violence against women continues to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations. A report from the World Health Organization makes it clear that: “violence against women is not a small problem that only occurs in some pockets of society, but rather is a global public health problem of…
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How not to engage parents: Lessons from the Ontario Ministry of Edution

Public engagement is a double-edged sword: do it right and invigorate democratic institutions; do it wrong and fuel distrust in government. The Edution in Ontario Consultation offers a glaring example of public engagement gone wrong. Here’s why. View the story Menu Introduction Choosing a public engagement model Rolling out the…
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2019 Federal Mandate Letters

As part of our annual Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) process, we have put together a series of mandate letters outlining some of the priorities we would like to see the new federal minority government address throughout its term. View the story Menu Finance Climate Change Agriculture Anti-Racism E.I. Edution Gender…
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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living

Throughout the federal election, trans issues were rarely mentioned. Despite one party running with an explicit commitment to repeal nada’s trans rights legislation and another party leader who voted against trans rights, trans issues were not part of the debate—nor was there a real conversation about doing better by, for…
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Ontario fall update: Multi-year plan to squeeze public services continues

Government revenues are rising and the provincial deficit is melting away, but Ontario’s Finance Minister is sticking to his multi-year plan for signifint cuts to public services. That‘s the key takeaway from this year’s Economic Outlook and Fisl Review, released by Minister Rod Phillips today. Today’s update provided further evidence…
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