- Part II – A Deeper Look at GLI: Can We Pay People to Do Nothing?
This web feature is Part II in a series looking at the assumptions we have about guaranteed livable income. Part I deconstructed the question of whether people would work if they had income security. Previously, I shared the anecdote of one ...
Story - Chandra - 01/05/2009 - 09:53 - 0 comments
- A Deeper Look at GLI: Is Public Provision Necessary to Meet Basic Needs?
This week’s web feature looks at the basic needs of every human being, arguing that these are rights rather than privileges that some people do not deserve. But some will of course respond that basic rights don’t necessarily require ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 02/12/2009 - 16:39 - 0 comments
- CPJ Pre-Budget Workshops on Poverty
The 2009 Federal Budget is being released on January 27 – but a strategy to address poverty in Canada is not likely to be a major element. What can we, as citizens, do? CPJ is hosting pre-budget workshops in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toron ...
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- The Case for EI Reform (continued)
The 2009 Federal Budget will be delivered in less than three weeks. There were "online consultations" and Minister Flaherty and his team continue their community roundtables. Like many, we have given serious consideration to what we would like ...
Blog entry - Karri - 04/27/2009 - 15:58 - 0 comments
- CPJ's Alternative Speech from the Throne
What we’d like to hear read in the Senate chambers on January 26th, 2009 by Kathy Vandergrift CPJ co-chair (and not yet Governor General!) “The holiday season allowed all Canadians and our Government to reflect mor ...
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- The 2010 Games and Human Trafficking
The countdown to the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010 is progressing, and now the fight has begun to prevent an upswing in human trafficking. Sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup of Soccer have often been occasions for increased traf ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 01/02/2013 - 10:03 - 1 comment
- No Tax Cut for Me, Please
Finance Minister Flaherty has hinted that tax cuts will be part of the fiscal stimulus in his next budget. It raises the question, “What will you do if you get a tax cut?” My wife and I discussed that very question the other night. We ar ...
Blog entry - Greg - 01/14/2009 - 16:28 - 0 comments
- What kind of stimulus for Canada?
It’s clear to everyone (with the possible exception of the Fraser Institute ) that the Budget will be and should be a stimulus package. What that stimulus package should look like is now up for dispute. At CPJ, we’ve been clear that w ...
Blog entry - Chandra - 01/02/2013 - 10:03 - 0 comments
- On Dignity
Worth. Honour. Respect. These terms are all included in the Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary definition of dignity. Several others could easily be added: integrity, virtue, self-esteem, independence, pride, strength. Dignity. It the basis ...
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- Ola! January 2009
Table of Contents [ hide ] Welcome to the January 2009 Ola! Poverty advocacy workshops A public justice vision for 2009 CPJ’s Alternative Speech from the Throne Budget 2009 consultation ...
Ola! - CPJ - 01/20/2009 - 13:21 - 0 comments
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