Issues and Research Search Results

A Common Platform of the Green Economy Ne
Posted: 10 August 2015
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Late last year, the government announced they were going to make some changes to the Caregiver Program that is part of the...

Posted: 6 July 2015
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On June 2nd, the OECD released its twice-yearly...

Posted: 9 June 2015
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If you’ve used the Uber app for a cheap ride, bought or sold products on Kijiji, rented room...

Posted: 12 May 2015
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April’s employment numbers tell a very different story about Canada’s economy than the one delivered by Joe Oliver to Canadians when he presented the 2015 Federal Budget earlier that month.

Posted: 8 May 2015
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The Transition 

In order to begin making the transition over the next 10 years, we maintain the federal government needs to develop a renewable energy development strategy.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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Real initiatives – Green Homes and Green Buildings

Canada is cold in the winter and only 10 per cent of our buildings are energy efficient.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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Overview and context

Budget 2015 sticks closely to the federal government’s seven-year script of spending cuts, restrained investment and tax measures largely benefiting wealthy Canadians.

Posted: 24 April 2015
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About the Green Economy Network

Imagine environmental groups, labour organi­zations and social justice and youth movements working together to find real solutions to tackle climate change. Wouldn’t...

Posted: 23 April 2015
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The benefits of paying people decent wages are abundantly clear. Just as the Union Advantage puts extra money into workers pockets to spend locally, higher minimum wages increase the demand for...

Posted: 21 April 2015
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Fair pay means that the work women and men do is equally respected and valued. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many workers in Canada, where there is still a big gap...

Posted: 15 March 2015
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Job numbers released by Statistics Canada today signal an important opportunity for the government to invest in expanded public infrastructure and manufacturing, a strategy that would create much...

Posted: 12 March 2015
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For too many women in Canada, retirement means only financial struggle. Senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty as men. 30% of elderly women on their ...

Posted: 3 March 2015
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Executive Summary

Labour mobility refers to the free movement of workers between provinces, regions, or countries. When labour mobility between two jurisdictions is high, a worker in one can easily...

Posted: 8 December 2014
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Submission to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women on the Five-Year Review of the Wage Earner Protection Program Act  
Posted: 17 October 2014
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Barbara Byers—Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress—presented four recommendations today which would improve the quality, equity, accessibility, and funding of training in Canada....

Posted: 13 May 2014
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A Profile of Canada's Labour Market
Posted: 6 March 2014
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It has become the norm to believe that cutting corporate income taxes is good for the economy.

Posted: 29 January 2014
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Introductory comments 

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is seriously broken. The proposed regulatory changes do not go far enough to address the TFWP shortcomings.

Posted: 21 January 2014
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For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Posted: 20 January 2014
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Due to ongoing corporate tax cuts, corporate income tax makes up a falling share of all government revenues. In fact, by the end of January 2011, corporations had fully paid their share of...

Posted: 10 January 2014
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