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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.
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.
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 ...
Firefighters Don't Have a Leg Up in Labour Relations - They Have a Ladder
Firefighters, as public safety workers, are privileged compared to public care workers like nurses. But they haven’t been unaffected by neoliberal policies. These policies have increased their work and put them at odds ...
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.
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.
Physicians Can Impact Policy That Supports Children's Health
Canada is a liberal welfare state. It favours the needs of the individual over the needs of the community. Policymakers need to enact public policy that improves the living conditions that impact the health of children. ...
Governments Must Do More to Involve Local Electricity Distribution Companies in Promoting Conservation
Local Distribution Companies can to play a greater role in the design and delivery of conservation demand management programs (CDMs), but need a framework of more stable and comprehensive policies and institutional ...
Health Inequities Researchers Need to Engage Municipal Governments
The body of research on health inequities doesn’t offer enough guidance to municipal governments. Too much emphasis is placed on individual behaviour and biomedical solutions (like access to health care services and drugs). ...
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.