Plan B: Canada's Gig Economy
Precarious work is on the rise in Canada. more
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The importance of the young voter: IMO, YOLO
As the upcoming federal election nears, it is important to get out and allow your voice to be heard, especially if you are a young adult or first-time voter. more
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Plan B: Episode 3
Populism in Canada: Can We Talk? more
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Our health should be an election issue
To the extent health is an issue in the federal election, it will be about health care, as usual. Now I am not saying health care is an unimportant issue, but this focus on ‘health care as health’ is wrong for two reasons.  read more and comment
10 reasons we’re supporting the global climate strike
Young people around the world are inspiring people to take part in a global climate strike September 20-27, 2019, demanding an end to fossil fuels and climate justice. read more and comment
Plan B: Eco-Grief
Host Ralph Benmergui talks about climate change, eco-grief, and what people can do about it in the first of a series of podcasts called Plan B. Guest Leslie Davenport counsels people through climate grief. Guest Laura Keeth is processing her own emotions by taking part in a Calgary eco-grief circle.... read more and comment

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