C’est Chic: Paris’ New and Improved Affordable Housing Strategy

Brynne Moore In what is being described as one of the most radical proposals that Europe has ever seen, Paris is redesigning the way that cities can offer affordable housing in the future. In June of 2015, Paris city officials allocated three new pre-existing mixed-income buildings to French social housing, in the first and eighth…

Lost at Sea: Three Options for the EU to Improve its Refugee Policies

Brynne Moore In past weeks, the world has seen harrowing pictures and video footage of drowning children, abuse towards refugees, and barbed wire fences constructed around state borders in Europe. Faced with the biggest influx of migrants since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, some countries in Europe have been widely criticized for their closed…

Too Big to Change: A Look at Canadian Executive Compensation

Brynne Moore A recent report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) found that the compensation levels of Canada’s wealthiest 100 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) now average about $9.2 million — each. Many of these individuals earn more in a single day than the average Canadian will earn over the course of a year. The…

National Pharmacare: Canada’s Prescription for Change

Brynne Moore As Canadians, we take pride in our national health care system; and at its core, that system is about providing universal and equal access to medical and hospital care. The Canada Health Act (CHA) mandates that equitable health care be provided on the fundamental basis of medical necessity. While the specifics of what is…

Working Women and the Growing Costs of Childcare

Brynne Moore Last week, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released ‘The Parent Trap’, a report outlining the discrepancies between childcare costs across Canada, indexed to women’s earnings. The report found that parents in Toronto are paying the highest monthly childcare costs of any city in Canada, averaging about $1676 per child — amounting to…