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Trish Hennessy's Blog

Trish Hennessy is director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Ontario office. Follow her on Twitter: @trishhennessy

Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 1
Trish Hennessy | The Fraser Institute has a new report warning Ontario could become the next Greece or California because of the size of its debt.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 30
Photo: Jackman Chiu/Flickr
Trish Hennessy | Imagine if Ontario's incoming Premier -- lauded for breaking the inequality barrier on two counts -- decided to parlay her victory into a post-austerity focus on solutions to income inequality.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog November 5
Trish Hennessy | Ontarians are engaged in a broadening conversation about how to end working poverty through decent jobs, a better minimum wage, and a concept that's gathering force: a living wage.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog October 17
Photo: Eric Constantineau/Flickr
Trish Hennessy | What happens to our democracy when the voices of Canada's charitable organizations, the social conscience of this country, go silent?
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog September 12
Student Day of Action in Toronto. Photo: Frandroid Atreides/Flickr
Trish Hennessy | At a time when Ontario's government is promising a transformation of the province's education system, it would be wise to focus on a problem it helped create: the problem of high tuition.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 6
Trish Hennessy | The unionbot frame works because it preys upon our deepest fears and, also, because the frame is dehumanizing.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 3
Trish Hennessy | It may have taken flight, but today Caterpillar, the corporation, looks more like a moth that is flying far too close to the flame. Unfortunately, many good people are getting burned in the process.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog October 24
Trish Hennessy | Occupy Wall Street has opened up discussion about a problem that keeps getting worse: the gap between the rich and the poor. Here's a roundup of stories emerging on the issue of income inequality.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog October 14
Trish Hennessy | The revolution is finally (probably) going to be televised, but dude, do you seriously want to watch it from the comfort of your couch at home?
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog May 19
Trish Hennessy | The future of our democracy, the future of Canada, is not only in the hands of the politicians. The future rests with each and every one of us. Democracy is a wheel. Let me roll it to you.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog May 18
Trish Hennessy | Challenge for progressives: How to change the conversation from 'who is best able to manage the economy' to 'what kind of Canada will the next generation inherit?'
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog May 17
Trish Hennessy | The politics of fear delivered some new voters into Stephen Harper's hands. How did it send new voters into the arms of an orange wave?
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog May 16
Trish Hennessy | This blog post attempts to explain the power behind the dominant frame at play in Canada's 2011 federal election: our economy in peril. Part one of a four-part series.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog May 3
Trish Hennessy | A call for democratic engagement, on the day after.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 22
Trish Hennessy | When it comes to regulations, Canadians trust their government is on the job.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 11
Trish Hennessy | Last week's furor over child care inspired me to look at the left/right divide between how we frame child care in Canada.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 1
Trish Hennessy | One of the many hazards of writing a blog dedicated to framing issues from a progressive point of view is the inevitable let down that there is no single magic answer to growing the progressive base.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 28
Trish Hennessy | Understanding the frame behind corporate tax cut messaging.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog November 24
Trish Hennessy | Today, 20 years after failing to make good on a unanimous federal government motion to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000, Parliament has unanimously agreed to try again.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog November 4
Trish Hennessy | What happens when we elect self-loathing governments? A lingering economic crisis. H1N1 virus vaccine fiascos. The list goes on.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog August 20
Trish Hennessy | Recession is putting the squeeze on renters seeking affordable housing.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog July 29
Trish Hennessy | The streets of my community may be lined with fresh sheets of pavement gold, but for those hit by Canada's recession, the road is still very bumpy.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog July 19
Trish Hennessy | As Canada's newest economic crown jewel, Saskatchewan may well become the Paris of the Prairies.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog June 18
Trish Hennessy | I'm thinking about Michael Ignatieff's talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week and I cannot help but conclude: Iggy just blew the job interview.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog June 17
Trish Hennessy | Fixing Canada's EI system isn't rocket science, but apparently, it is political science. Harper-Iggy talks produce no new answers for the almost 400,000 (and counting) unemployed Canadians.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog June 4
Trish Hennessy | 2007 was a good year for Canadian incomes, but as the nation plunges into a hard and deep recession, we ask the question: Is 2007 as good as it gets?
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog April 24
Trish Hennessy | U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on credit card companies to stop the abuse and charge more reasonable interest rates. Will Canada follow suit?
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog April 2
Trish Hennessy | <p>I'm expecting Harper to replace the blue sweater from the last election with a plaid polyester suit and a t-shirt that says "I've got great swampland in Florida for you."</p>
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog March 20
Trish Hennessy | The people of France did something unheard of in Canada: They went on strike. Not one isolated sector but three million citizens strong. They are backed by three-quarters of the French population.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog March 19
Trish Hennessy | Am I the only Canadian who doesn't measure the worth of my nation by the wealth of its banks?

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