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24
Jan

Here’s why Norway is consistently rated the best place in the world to live

  EXCERPTS When Simon and Julie Irgens’ first child, Henning, was born, they both took several months of parental leave to be at home with their newborn ― some time together, some on their own. They did the same two...
24
Jan

Prescription for healthier population: spend more on social services

A one-cent increase in social spending for every dollar spent on health care increases life expectancy and cuts premature death, study shows   EXCERPTS If provinces want a healthier...
24
Jan

‘Our pockets are being squeezed’: Ontario family’s daycare increases cost after minimum wage hike

  EXCERPTS Taryn Aitken says she was shocked and frustrated when she opened a letter from her children’s daycare centre that said she would be required to pay $368 more a month because of the minimum wage increase,...
24
Jan

Play, regulation and resistance

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24
Jan

Women in Canada, U.S. and elsewhere march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality

  EXCERPTS Thousands of Canadians took to the streets Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the Women's March — part of an estimated 250 rallies planned for Saturday and Sunday in Canada, the United States and around...
23
Jan

Income inequality deepens as billionaire club grows: Oxfam

  EXCERPTS The richest people in the world could have ended global extreme poverty seven times with the amount their wealth increased last year, says a new report by Oxfam International.
23
Jan

Extreme inequality is bad for us all, but women are hurting most

It takes a CEO from the top five fashion retailers just over 11 days to earn what a Vietnamese garment worker makes in her lifetime. The superrich are building massive wealth on the backs of the poorest workers — the...
22
Jan

Toronto should boost child-care spending by $11M over 3 years, budget chief says

Budget going to council will match 20% of new provincial, federal funds over 3 years, Gary Crawford says   EXCERPTS Toronto Budget Chief Gary Crawford says the city will make good on its...
22
Jan

18 months an option for mat leave, but be prepared for lower weekly benefits

  EXCERPTS When Ottawa announced changes to EI parental leave benefits last year that will allow new mothers to receive benefits for 18 months, Heather Wilson was excited about the possibility of spending more time with...
22
Jan

Parents shelling out for 'free' nursery scheme

Parents are subsidising a new flagship "free" nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests.   EXCERPTS Nurseries are making up losses by...

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