Edu-tech corporations eyeing the public education frontier

The dangers of corporate monopolies in our communications have been recently revealed through exposés of social media corporations like Google and Facebook. Almost unnoticed, though, has been a similar analysis of the way in which these same corporate monopolies have been colonizing and privatizing public education under the guise of…
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The New NAFTA is a missed opportunity for gender equality

The recent renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement presented a unique opportunity to rethink the dominant model for governing international trade and investment. At the outset of the “New NAFTA” talks in August 2017, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined the government’s priorities under the umbrella of a…
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The Accessible Canada Act promises a barrier-free Canada for people with disabilities. Will it deliver?

December 3rd marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we commit to creating a more inclusive and accessible society for people of all abilities. This year, it coincides with the conclusion of the House of Commons hearings on Bill C-81—the Accessible Canada Act. Introduced last June, this…
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Provincial Roundup

A cross-country scan of the state of public primary and secondary education in Canada for November 2018. View the story Menu British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Nova Scotia Our Schools | Our Selves November 2018 Edited by Erika Shaker As part of its new digital format, Our Schools /…
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Only Temporary?

New research from the CCPA investigates job shifts in Canada’s publicly funded universities. View the story Menu Introduction Precarity by gender Juggling jobs Tracking the temp Unpaid overtime Conclusion Only Temporary? Navigating job shifts in Canada’s universities By Erika Shaker and Rosa Zetler Labour Force Survey data suggests there has…
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Federal carbon tax rebate a pragmatic solution to political impasse

  In a move designed to win over voters and frustrate conservative critics, the federal government announced today?a policy of universal tax rebates to offset the imposition of carbon pricing in Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. The policy isn’t perfect from the perspective of either climate action or social…
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