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Ontario Must Continue to Make Strategic Policy Investments to Support the Growth of Renewable Energy
Renewable energy helps to fight climate change. It creates sustainable jobs and economic growth. There is an urgent need for Ontario to develop new policies that support renewable energy.
Four Ways Firms Are Making a Difference in Developing Countries
If private enterprises provide public services in developing countries, managers need to be aware of the different strategies that can be used and the challenges that come with them.
The Transition from "Mother-Carer" to "Mother-Worker"
Ontario’s welfare-to-work policy was not shaped by neoliberal reform alone. It was influenced by ideas on “good” mothering, and imposed these values into policy.
NAFTA Weakens Regulatory Power of Governments
NAFTA creates a situation where governments have less power to intervene on issues such as obesity, hunger, and public health. This is likely to benefit only the privileged sector of society and harm low-income citizens.
Mass Media Can Be an Unfair Space to Engage Public Debate
Mass media, including newspapers, are a popular forum for deliberative democracy. However, there needs to be some caution with the media. They should offer a fair and balanced space for public debate on issues like our ...
Changes to the Ontario Standards Act Leave Workers in Precarious Jobs Prone to Exploitation
Reforms to employment standards cause disadvantages for vulnerable workers.
First Nations and Self-Determination Is Tied to Resource Development
Resource development has been a part of First Nations’ participation in the global economy. Many communities negotiate the way these projects fit into their own values, practices and goal for self-determination.
What Place Does Development Have in the Lives of Aboriginals?
For Aboriginal communities, traditional values and knowledge should be at the forefront of development projects.
Welfare-to-Work Makes Lone Mothers More Vulnerable to Social and Economic Insecurity
Welfare-to-work policies have exposed lone mothers to greater social and economic insecurity. Thus, they are turned into greater “risks” rather than managers of risk.
Welfare-to-Work Programs Hold a Contradicting Effect on Parents and Their Families' Wellbeing
Social assistance reforms have tried to combat unemployment and poverty by tying welfare benefits to labour. However, welfare-to-work programs offer little gain for parents who have to balance between work and caregiving demands.