Trish Hennessy

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

Trish Hennessy
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May 3, 2013

Ontario Budget 2013: Four more years of austerity

Hugh Mackenzie
Trish Hennessy
Ontario's 2013 budget is a kinder, gentler version of the last budget Dalton McGuinty tabled a year ago, which launched Ontario into a year of austerity battles with labour.
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Feb 1, 2013

Repeat after me: Ontario is not Greece

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.
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Jan 30, 2013
Photo: Jackman Chiu/Flickr

It's time for an equality premier

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.
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Nov 5, 2012

What if the minimum wage was a living wage?

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.
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Sep 12, 2012
Student Day of Action in Toronto. Photo: Frandroid Atreides/Flickr

Ontario's tuition problem

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.
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Jun 8, 2012
Chocolate coins. Photo: Dan Dvorscak/Flickr

How to fix income inequality: The experts weigh in

Trish Hennessy
Most Canadians say that deep income inequality undermines Canadian values. But what, some ask, can be done about income inequality? I turned to leading thinkers on this issue for answers.
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Feb 6, 2012

Deconstructing the unionbot frame

Trish Hennessy
The unionbot frame works because it preys upon our deepest fears and, also, because the frame is dehumanizing.
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Feb 3, 2012

Caterpillar: The moth flying too close to the flame

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.

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