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December 16, 2016
Billion or bust! Visit to MPP Sophie Kiwala
Billion or bust! Visit to MPP Sophie Kiwala

JPIC staff brought the Billion or Bust campaign to Sophie Kiwala in December. 

December 14, 2016
Staff visit to local MP on election reform and pipeline approval
Staff visit to local MP on election reform and pipeline approval

There was a lot of agreement with JPIC staffer Tara Kainer met with MP Mark Gerretsen at his local office on December 9.

December 9, 2016
A challenge to the myth of nationhood: Vimy was not the birth of Canada
A challenge to the myth of nationhood: Vimy was not the birth of Canada

We had access to hundreds of manuscripts and printed records about the war. And, more broadly, about how the war – and wars in general – are remembered and commemorated. We hope that The Vimy Trap shows just how complex our sense of Canada’s past can be. 

November 24, 2016
Carbon pricing, climate change and building a movement
Carbon pricing, climate change and building a movement

Steven Guilbeault, co-founder of Équiterre, came to Kingston on November 1st as part of his cross-country speaking tour.  

November 22, 2016
Wellbeing report: How are Canadians Really doing?
Wellbeing report: How are Canadians Really doing?

Today, the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) launched its 3rd national report: How are Canadians Really doing? It examines eight domains of wellbeing from 1994 to 2014 and makes recommendations to improve wellbeing.

November 15, 2016
SURVEY: Be heard on how Ontario sets up its basic income pilot
SURVEY: Be heard on how Ontario sets up its basic income pilot

Last week, the Province released Hugh Segal's report on the design and implementation of the Provincial Ontario pilot along with some information about the consultation process. That announcement is simple, spartan almost, and has a link to a short survey clearly intended for the public at large including those who may not be at all familiar with the basic income concept.

November 2, 2016
Living Wage Week

The first week of November marks Living Wage Week in Ontario. Kingston's recalculated living wage was announced at that time.

October 17, 2016
Chew on This 2016
Chew on This 2016

Sixty-four communities across Canada participated in the annual ChewOnThis campaign, calling for an inclusive anti-poverty strategy.

September 28, 2016
Warmth on Wednesday afternoon at the market
Warmth on Wednesday afternoon at the market

The special event at Kingston's Community Harvest Market made for a warm and friendly Wednesday afternoon.

July 15, 2016
A global call for just solutions on every level
A global call for just solutions on every level

Climate change is a global problem that hurts vulnerable people most. In Canada, it disproportionately affects seniors and those with pre-existing health problems, remote and First Nations communities, low-income individuals, and the marginalized.

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