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A Call to Action on BC's Poverty Rate

Poverty is a daily struggle for thousands of people in BC and yet the province does not have a poverty reduction plan. The time for concrete action is now.

FLOW: A Tale of Water, People, and Corporations

As FLOW deals with the issue of water privatization, the stories and discussions are framed through a lens of resistance. Activists who work to restrict or eliminate corporate control of water share their stories, including both the impact privatization has had on their lives, and…

The Disturbing Exploitation Behind the Fashion Industry’s Glitz and Glamour

After a good hard look at the fashion industry, there may be more to consider than a price tag or label, because the dollar value and capital lettered MADE IN CHINA or MADE IN THE USA does not tell us about the countless victims and…

A Global Agenda: The 2016 World Day of Social Justice

Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has been assisting the world in its endeavours for greater social justice. The 2016 World Day of Social Justice presents the theme for the year–A Just Transition–and ushers in a new era following the conclusion of the…

Gentrification in DTES Leaving Residents with Fewer Housing Options

Vancouver’s landscape is changing and people are being displaced at astounding rates as glassy towers rise from the rubble of what was once affordable housing.

A reluctant encounter with Canada’s gender pay gap

I didn’t want to write this article, as I felt that writing from a male perspective added little to the conversation around a gender pay gap in Canada. But in doing research on this topic, I began to realize that not only does this issue…

The Panama Papers Reveal That We Can Afford to Take the Leap

The revelations contained in the Panama Papers should be enough to encourage Canadians to discard austerity thinking to the dustbin of history and take the Leap.

The Minimum Wage Guarantees No Minimum Standard of Living

We call $10.45/hour the general minimum wage in BC, yet it guarantees no minimum standard of living.

Rise of the Machines: Technology and Inequality

The rise of the machines, a popular sci-fi concept, is beginning to take form in our generation, albeit in a less apocalyptic way. As workplace technology continues to grow at an exponential rate, the rate of technological unemployment rises in parallel.

Housing Refugees in Canada: Crisis or Opportunity?

In late January, Vancouver requested a moratorium on refugee resettlement citing housing needs as a primary concern. The simple fact is that the market is not adequately addressing the housing needs of Vancouverites and the rest of Canadians, new and old.