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Ford government cutting $1B from social services over 3 years

LIFE & DIGNITY, SUBSIDIARITY, STEWARDSHIP. Cuts to social services can affect many people in many ways that may not be immediately apparent. One the one hand, it can be good to know that the use of public resources in being monitored. On the other hand, what happens to services that are cut? Are opportunities being given to other providers, such as charities and NGOs, or are people being left out in the cold? And questions remain: what happens to the money saved? Is it being reinvested in other services, returned to taxpayers, or used to reduce deficits?

Source: Global News - April 12, 2019
Full article at: https://globalnews.ca/news/5161588/ford-government-cutting-1-billion-social-services/

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Globe editorial questions whether Ontario's economic platforms are good for workers

Provincial economic platforms, including jobs programs and income supplements touch on Catholic Social Teachings relating to the common good, the dignity of work, solidarity, good stewardship, and the universal destination of goods. All jurisdictions must be competitive on wages in order to attract business. However, they also need to attract and keep low-wage workers by treating them fairly and not exploiting their economic vulnerability. Some question whether the Ford government has fairly considered both sides of the question.

Source: Globe and Mail - October 24, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-ontario-is-open-for-business-but-on-the-back-of/

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Star Editorial supports Trudeau Government's action on Carbon Pricing

Care for the environment is viewed by many as one of our time's critical issues; and care for the earth is an important teaching of the Church. The Star argues, along with many economists, that imposing a price on carbon emissions is a smart and efficient way to reduce emissions.

Source: Toronto Star - October 23, 2018
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/23/the-trudeau-government-is-right-to-impose-carbon-pricing.html

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Economic approaches to environmental sustainability

Care for God's creation is among the Church's fundamental social teachings. Both respect for the Creator and wisdom would seem to dictate a concern for leaving a viable world for our children. Wise application of economic tools can offer just routes to a fairer and more sustainable world, while offering dignified work through innovation.

Source: The Globe and Mail Newspaper - October 9, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-to-avoid-catastrophic-climate-change-we-need-carbon-pricing/

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