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CCEDNet Blog

Posted: Fri 2 October 2015
By: Michael Toye
Over the last year leading up to the federal election, CCEDNet's Policy Council, Board, the People-Centred Economy group, members and staff have been hard at work to prepare election resources, raise awareness of our policy recommendations and advance our priorities with all political parties....
Posted: Thu 1 October 2015
By: Henry Mintzberg
CO-AUTHORED WITH NANCY NEAMTAN Walmart is not Greenpeace. It may do its bit for greening, just as Greenpeace has promoted a product call Greenfreeze (for refrigerators). But Walmart is a business, in the private sector, while Greenpeace is an NGO, in the plural sector (civil society)....
Posted: Wed 16 September 2015
By: Mr. Richard Dilay
In June 2000, the Province of Manitoba launched Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) as its "long-term community-based social and economic strategy“ for urban revitalization. The Manitoba New Democratic Party had recently formed government in 1999, after over decade out of office. At that time, Winnipeg was...
Posted: Fri 11 September 2015
By: Michael Toye
Although it draws on practices of organizing and solidarity that go way back in history, CED emerged more recently in the U.S. a half century ago as a social innovation primarily to address concentrated, persistent poverty, especially in urban areas.  Today, CCEDNet members do all sorts of...
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