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Lack of consensus on racism troubling – Cardozo

By Andrew Cardozo

Opinion Lack of consensus on racism is troubling Feb. 19, 2018  The Hill Times Hopefully the government will create a new anti-racism strategy that addresses a range of issues from the criminal justice system to the work of cultural agencies and nation …

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Early Education is a Protection for Democracy – McCain

By Margaret Norrie McCain

The Economist Intelligence Unit recorded another slide in its latest Democracy Index. Only 19 countries out of 167 were counted as “full democracies” in 2017. This marked another drop since 2015 when the U.S. fell to a “flawed democracy” status; the re …

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The End of Jobs? – Cardozo

By Andrew Cardozo

Are we facing the end of jobs? By Andrew Cardozo      Jan. 29, 2018 The Hill times Work at the minimum wage and the low end of spectrum is becoming more precarious. The developing precariat, the modern day proletariat, are not just our kids in universi …

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Poor Health and Low Income Among Older Workers

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

5th in a series; Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State …in the United States, for men born in 1930 those in the top 20 per cent of earners have a 5-year longer life expectancy than those in the bottom 50 per cent. For people born i …

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Canada & OECD Reducing Income Inequality?

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

Fourth in a series: Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State Many people, especially social advocacy groups, feel that government commitments to the welfare state started a long period of retrenchment in the late seventies. The idea tha …

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Social Infrastructure & the Digital Economy 2018

By Terrance Hunsley

Third in a series, Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State For Ortega it was not a shared past that brought and kept diverse peoples together but a captivating vision for the future.(1) Justin Trudeau was elected in part because he was …

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Pearson’s Foreign Affairs legacy: then and now – Cohen

By Andrew Cohen

Lester Pearson is back in favour but the international role he fashioned for Canada is lagging ANDREW COHEN Special to The Globe and Mail Published December 11, 2017 (Published with the author’s permission) Andrew Cohen is author of Extraordinary Canad …

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Pearson Centre Discussion on Income Security Reform in Ontario

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

On December 5, 2017; The Pearson Centre welcomed George Thomson to talk about the recently-tabled report of the advisory groups to the Ontario government, on income security reform. We were hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre in Ottawa. …

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Bland Pudding: European Pillar of Social Rights – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

Second in a series on Futures Entwined: The nation-state and the welfare state. How is the EUropean Union dealing with inequality, the global economy, population movement, and political cracks in the state of the union? The EU is suffering from the clo …

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Futures Entwined: Nation State & Welfare State – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

First in a Series It was a nice little quip for amateur philosophers. In Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, Premier Zhou Enlai was asked about the French Revolution and the development of democracy, and was reported to have replied “..it is too early to say. …

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