Put your RRSP’s in the Canada Pension Plan?

  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?

Social Canada Social: A new Online Service

We at Politudes are happy to inform you about Social Canada.  With weekly updates of news, research, developments in government and communities, Social Canada Social promises to be a valuable free source of information and analysis.  As the title implies, they publish material in English or French, but they don’t translate. People who work in community … More Social Canada Social: A new Online Service

CO-HOUSING COULD USE SOME HELP: How community associations and governments can assist

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

Could Elections be about Measurable Goals?

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?

Who works for workers in the new world of work?

  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?

Time for National Consultation on Poverty Reduction to Bear Fruit

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