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Brendan Reimer's picture
Posted: Fri October 16 2015
By: Brendan Reimer
The Pioneers As the 28 weavers and other skilled workers of a small English town set their minds to creating a new business model back in 1844, I wonder if they had any vision for what their innovation would become. Their profound legacy is a global movement with incredible economic and...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Thu October 15 2015
By: Michael Toye
Elections are natural times to think about the future.  What kind of Canada do we want?  What issues are most important?  What kind of change is possible?  As soon as we start thinking about those questions, however, a flood of pressing issues begins to rise: the economy, the environment...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Fri October 2 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. ...
Henry Mintzberg's picture
Posted: Thu October 1 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 called Greenfreeze (for refrigerators). But Walmart is a business, in the private sector, while Greenpeace is an NGO, in the plural sector (civil society)....
Mr. Richard Dilay's picture
Posted: Wed September 16 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...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Fri September 11 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...
William Pardy's picture
Posted: Wed September 9 2015
By: William Pardy
The world appears to be wrapped in a web of diplomatic deception and intrigue, while our communities are cloaked in a clutter of jargon and empty phrases.  In the midst of one of the world’s greatest transitions, it is perhaps time to revisit basics. Military interventions have never...
Edward Jackson's picture
Posted: Thu August 27 2015
By: Edward Jackson
The pre-election debate on improving the Canada Pension Plan is important and overdue. Despite the Harper government's reluctance, there is a broad consensus that, as a national newspaper said recently, "raising mandatory CPP contribution rates and boosting future payouts are the most prudent, most...
Amanda McKellar's picture
Posted: Wed August 12 2015
By: Amanda McKellar
Community Economic Development is a way of thinking about the world and your place in it that infuses all aspects of life. At its root, CED is the recognition that healthy communities, resilient economies and ecological sustainability are connected. It is the understanding that effective solutions...
Aki Energy's picture
Posted: Mon July 27 2015
By: Aki Energy
U.S. President Barack Obama made a prison visit the media highlight of his weeklong campaign to make the justice system fairer. One of his key reasons for reform is the US$80 billion being spent annually on incarceration. According to Manitoba's auditor general, since 2008 alone the provincial...

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