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The pandemic has shown who can be winners and losers in the Canadian economy. It was no surprise that wealth inequality showed up loudly and clearly in conversations leading up to the recent federal election.

What, exactly, has the pandemic taught…

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The pandemic put a microscope on workers’ rights. This has included push back on corporate power, while a wave of resignations across the U.S. has revealed workers are rejecting extremely low-wages and poor working conditions. Is something similar…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance and challenges of Canada’s care economy. With a federal election on the horizon, are we on the cusp of generational changes to child care, long-term care and more? And with growing demand for care…

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A Green Future is possible, but what does it look like in Canada? What do we need to consider as we transition to a net-zero economy? And how do we do it without leaving anyone behind? Join Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, CCPA Senior Researcher, and…

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Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout had a bumpy start, but it now leads the world with the largest share of any country’s population having received first doses.

Globally, the picture is much different. Vaccine inequality is rampant. What are the…

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Now that school’s out, It’s the perfect time to join us in a conversation reflecting back on education during the pandemic. How was education handled by policy makers during the pandemic? What kind of plans are in place to support educators and…

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Today on Unpacked with the CCPA: Canada’s Colour-Coded Retirement.

Sheila Block is Senior Economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s Ontario office.

Grace-Edward Galabuzi, associate professor at the Department of Politics and Public…

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CCPA experts David Macdonald and Katherine Scott unpack the lessons learned about inequality during the pandemic. Can we build back in a way that leaves no one behind?

For more information on the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, visit…

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