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Hospital laundry privatization savings don't add up

Simon Enoch, director Sask. office, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, writes:

Colin Craig’s breathless praise of laundry privatization in Saskatchewan (Sept. 15 commentary) displays a remarkable amount of faith in promised government cost-savings that have yet to be realized. 194 more words


B.C. Liberals' education spending claim is misleading, says critic

A new report by a Vancouver-based think tank is throwing cold water on the B.C. Liberal government’s claim that education funding is at record levels. 329 more words


How justified are top Crown corporation CEO salaries in Saskatchewan?

It’s no secret that top bosses get top dollar and the latest 2015 payee disclosure report from the province proves that.

Of the four largest Crown corporations in Saskatchewan, Sasktel CEO Ron Styles topped the list at $619,905. 456 more words


Canada needs to move beyond fossilized thinking on oil pipelines

For quite some time, we’ve been subject to a highly distorted debate over Canada’s energy future, as few politicians are willing to question the orthodoxy that pipelines are somehow a vital end in themselves (rather than needing to be evaluated and approved or rejected on their merits). 608 more words


Number of working poor in Metro Vancouver on the rise: Report

Thousands of people in Metro Vancouver, with full-time jobs, are still living below the poverty line according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 350 more words


DNV sees 13% poverty increase since 2006

Poverty in the Lower Mainland? A lot of people might think it is all in the downtown eastside but today’s new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), the United Way and the Poverty Reduction Coalition shows a different picture and a surprising part of that picture is in the District of North Vancouver. 274 more words

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