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SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Emeritus doesn’t translate to retired for ecological economist

Emeritus doesn’t translate to retired for ecological economist

Retirement is not slowing growth for Professor Emeritus Peter Victor; in fact, the ecological economist who is best known for his influential book Managing Without Growth, is busier than ever with a new book on economist Herman Daly and an active research agenda. By Elaine Smith Peter Victor may have stepped down from his academic responsibilities at York

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What Cargill workers want

What Cargill workers want

At the site of a massive COVID-19 outbreak at a meat-processing plant in southern Alberta, workers don’t want things to go back the way they were before. On a cold, windy November day, Freddy Vasquez cuts a small figure as the massive Cargill meat-processing plant near High River, Alta., looms behind him. "Now hiring," reads

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Ontario’s return to the business of building roads to sprawl

Ontario’s return to the business of building roads to sprawl

By Prof. Mark Winfield Twenty-five years ago, Mike Harris’s “common sense revolution” heralded a of shredding the province’s planning rules, and proposals for a network of highway expansions in every direction outward across the Greater Toronto Area. The government’s plans prompted a backlash. Harris’ approach was widely seen as a strategy for sprawling urban development that threatened the

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What makes a city a city, officially? Kelowna and Sudbury might be in for a surprise

What makes a city a city, officially? Kelowna and Sudbury might be in for a surprise

A new international definition, endorsed by the UN, would leave some Canadian communities off the list – if the definition had any legal standing The good folks of Kelowna believe they live in a city. In fact, local tourism boosters bill the place as “the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.” But under a

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