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Canadian university faculty getting older, more female compared to 50 years ago: StatCan

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Moving through the ranks, women achieved gender parity at the assistant professor level in the 2017-18 academic year. In 2021-22, women made up 51 per cent of assistant professors in Canada. The proportion of women as associate professors reached 44.3 per cent in 2021-22, five times more compared to 50 years ago. While nearly 10 times greater compared to 1971-72, the largest gender gap still exists among full professors, where 31.4 per cent are women.

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‘The rich and everybody else’: Financial inequality in Canada keeps growing 

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Fifty per cent of  households are earning less than $16,000 to $17,000. That’s even after taxes and transfers and benefits. That gap between the 50 per cent of the population, roughly 8 million people or more, and that top 1 per cent of earners, a very small slice of the working population, is huge. And it’s growing bigger… Capitalism and democracy have always been in contestation. People want votes. People want rights. And they see that, usually, they can’t get them, because there’s a whole bunch of rich people who aren’t willing to do it.

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To avoid future ‘freedom convoy’ protests, we need an economy built on hope

Sunday, January 8th, 2023

… the rise of authoritarian (or what we call ordered) populism; the collapse of institutional trust; and the burgeoning role of disinformation transmitted largely, but by no means exclusively, by social media. All of these forces are fanning the flames of discontent in ways we could not have imagined a decade ago… The roots of these new forces are complex but ultimately initiated by the collapse of shared prosperity and inclusive economics.

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Canadian CEO pay soars to a new all-time high due to inflation: report

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

They now make 243 times more than the average worker wage in Canada… While inflation hurts workers, it’s great for corporate profit that have hit historic highs. When profits go up, executive bonuses are driven way up… This report proposes four policy solutions for governments to address this rampant income inequality between the rich and the rest of us through taxation measures…

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Canadians aren’t just adapting to diversity – there’s data to show we’re embracing it

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

… our image of the country, and its demographic reality, are evolving in the same direction. Diversity has become more important to us as we have become more diverse. Canadians are not only adapting to change, they are embracing it.

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More than 2%: A vision for feminist philanthropy

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

This is where feminist philanthropy has a fresh opportunity to shine. It can fill gendered investment gaps and serve as a key part of the solution we activate today. Imagine what would happen if that 2% of charitable giving toward domestic gender equality and justice transformed to 10%. Imagine if it rose to parity, up to 50%.

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How the Indian Act’s ‘blackout period’ denied Indigenous Peoples their legal rights

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

In 1927, the federal government introduced Section 141 into the Indian Act. It banned the solicitation or collection of funds to pursue a legal claim on behalf of an Indigenous person or group without the permission of the Department of Indian Affairs… Section 141 was introduced specifically to limit the ability of Indigenous peoples to act within the legal system… it applied to “every person” Indian and non-Indian alike.

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Indigenous people pay taxes: Demythologizing the Indian Act tax exemption

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

… just eight per cent of Canada’s Indigenous population — who could potentially qualify for the Section 87 exemption. However, this number is likely lower because status Indians only qualify for the exemption if their income is connected to a reserve… Even though nearly all Indigenous people in Canada pay tax on their income, Canadian governments have not spent nearly as much on services for them.

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Ford government plans more low wages for women health care workers

Friday, August 12th, 2022

Ontario continues to pursue a low-wage strategy for the female health care workforce, a strategy that is quickly demolishing health care in Ontario… Everywhere, women health-care workers are quitting. It is even worse in the home care sector. We have had enough of the violence, the irregular work weeks, the unpaid time between clients, the lack of pensions, and the low wages.

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In defence of philanthropy

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

… from more transparency to more collaboration, from greater diversity and inclusion to simplification and greater flexibility, from more listening and learning to being more aware of the need for allyship in the service of social justice… It is a succinct, clear, and reasoned defence of the act and impulse to give… We need more defenders of the choice to give, whether it is much or little. As Breeze concludes, “philanthropy is imperfect, messy and complex, but it is better than a world without philanthropy.”

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