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composted with socialcanada.org What if you could invest your retirement savings in the Canada Pension Plan? Sound a bit radical? It is one of several innovative proposals presented in a new report published by the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy, entitled Future of Work Policies for the 2020’s. The report author is Terrance Hunsley, … More Put your RRSP’s in the Canada Pension Plan?
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Recently, groups seeking to live in collective housing arrangements have been springing up across the country. They may be seniors who want social contact and the security of having friends and supports nearby as they age. They may be young people, living far from parents and grandparents, who want to raise their children in a … More CO-HOUSING COULD USE SOME HELP: How community associations and governments can assist
by Terrance Hunsley Another election season with its caricatures of professional wrestling. Personal insults. Skeletons in closets. Spending promises with unstated conditions and no accounting for results. Financial treats for major voting groups. Sound bites. Political theatre. It’s what we might call Pandering Politics, and it distorts democracy because it ignores how well Canada is … More Could Elections be about Measurable Goals?
By Terrance Hunsley Surely one of the biggest concerns of people all over the world is the disruptive transformation of work and jobs. There are so many commissions, consultations, conferences and books, on the future of work. You would think that intelligent people would have figured out what to do by now. But … More Who works for workers in the new world of work?
by Terrance Hunsley When the Trudeau government was elected, Jean Yves Duclos was appointed to cabinet with a mandate to implement increases to children’s benefits, and to consult with Canadians on further measures to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class. The consultation has been underway for a year and a half, and Minister Duclos … More Time for National Consultation on Poverty Reduction to Bear Fruit
by Terrance Hunsley The OECD social policy ministers were in Canada on May 14 to talk about some familiar themes – economic inequality, precarious work, job destruction by automation, and how to adjust social protection and income redistribution. Underlying the exchange of views was the spreading concern about voter backlash and the disappearance of … More The problems are getting clearer; the solutions, ah… not so much: OECD in Canada to talk work and social policy
by Terrance Hunsley First in a Series It was a nice little quip for amateur philosophers. In Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, Premier Zhou Enlai was asked about the French Revolution and the development of democracy, and was reported to have replied “..it is too early to say.” Had that story not been debunked, those … More Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State