Category: Public Goods

  • Take My Benefits – Please!

    Employment-based healthcare has become an anchor around the neck of the US working class. Keep reading »

  • The Case for Free Public Transit in Toronto

    There are 200 cities around the world with some form of free public transit, and 97 that are completely free. Keep reading »

  • Caring in Crisis: Ontario’s Long-Term Care PSW Shortage

    The Ontario Health Coalition released a new report developed in partnership with Unifor on the Personal Support Worker (PSW) crisis in Ontario’s long-term care homes. In a press conference at the Ontario Legislature, Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Health Coalition, noted that we chose the word “crisis” carefully. The situation is so extreme that … Keep reading »

  • From Uberization to Enhanced Public Mobility for All

    We have shown that the defense, improvement and expansion of public transport is essential if we are to help control and then reduce transport-related emissions. We have also shown how the current neoliberal policy framework must be rejected in order for public transport is to fulfill its true potential. This applies to both transport policy … Keep reading »

  • The Right to Mobility

    There’s a long way to go, but Labour’s manifesto could mark the first step in ending Britain’s obsession with the private car. Keep reading »

  • Nurses’ Unions, Climate Change and Health

    Toward A Global Agenda for Action Energy and emissions trends provide a crucial backdrop for making use of the information on health impacts presented in this report. In the longer term, unless we collectively act to shift what is happening with energy production, distribution and use, then making meaningful inroads to tackling the health impacts of … Keep reading »

  • Free Public Transit is Key to a Green New Deal: Free Transit for Toronto

    Expansion of public transportation must be central to a just transition, but the subject has been almost entirely missing from the election discussion. Keep reading »

  • The Neoliberal University

    Opposition grows to performance-based funding model for post-secondary education in Ontario Announced in the Ontario Budget, the Ford government’s reckless new market-based approach to funding postsecondary education will fundamentally compromise the integrity of Ontario’s higher education system. This alarming shift in education funding will create greater inequity, hurt students, and threaten the quality of education in … Keep reading »

  • The Brexit Crisis and British Labour

    Two Speeches from the 2019 TUC Congress Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the UK Labour Party, speaking at the 151st annual TUC Congress in Brighton. Congress, thank you for that warm welcome. It’s an honour to be asked to address you again. I’m proud that trade unions and the Labour Party are working as closely together … Keep reading »

  • Make UK Public Transport Free

    It’s time for radical proposals to rebuild Britain’s social fabric and combat the climate crisis. Here’s one: make public transport free. Keep reading »

  • Public Transport Can Be Free

    Free public transport is not a pipe dream. It exists in over 100 cities across the world – and has transformative impacts. Keep reading »

  • PC Government Plans Many More Healthcare Cuts

    The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) Economic and Budget Outlook review has identified planned government spending savings that come via [1] announced program changes (program cuts like the government’s cut to OHIP+), [2] announced efficiency targets (identified areas where the government hopes it will find savings without service cuts), and [3] cuts that have … Keep reading »