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No one size fits all when it comes to building healthier and greener communities

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Five new reports bring human health to the forefront of the climate mitigation conversation in an attempt to empower communities and decision-makers to consider local impacts when deciding on low-carbon infrastructure.

“It’s really an effort to advance the discussions and look at how infrastructure has not only the benefit of reducing emissions, but really improving community health,” said Aline Coutinho, a research associate with the Smart Prosperity Institute who authored two of the reports.

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Indigenous lawsuit seeks damages from B.C. for disproportionate birth alerts

By Jake Cardinal, Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – A class-action lawsuit has been filed in B.C. seeking reparations for the province’s birth alert practice that disproportionally affected hundreds of Indigenous and other racialized peoples.

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Systemic barriers keeping foreign nurses from filling shortages

By Alec Regino, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

While the majority of foreign nurses in Canada hail from the Philippines, a significant number of them work as caregivers due to systemic barriers within Canada’s immigration policy. 

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Poll finds most Canadians want a just transition — and not a dollar more for TMX

By John Woodside,  National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As Parliament gears up for a new legislative session, a new poll from Abacus Data shows Ottawa lagging behind what a majority of Canadians want when it comes to climate action and implementing a just transition for fossil fuel workers. 

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Labour market bounces back to pre-COVID levels

By Morgan Sharp, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Canadian workforce changed a lot in September, with a return to schools helping more parents, especially so-called “core age” women, take full-time work while trimming the participation of returning students.

For younger people who aren’t in school, meaning almost one-third of all 15- to 24-year-olds in Canada, there aren’t as many jobs of a certain kind available even as the overall job market looks almost like it did in February 2020.

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