Publications, opinions, and speeches

Maytree publishes reports, backgrounders, briefs, opinions, and speeches to help inform decision-making and to engage in public discussions on social policy issues.

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Speech

Published on 05/06/2019

Oral presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology regarding Bill C-97

Oral presentation to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology regarding Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures June 5, 2019 Good afternoon. My name is Garima Talwar Kapoor, and I am the Director of Policy and Research […]

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Report

Published on 31/05/2019

This report examines why youth in and from care in Ontario face systemic and multi-faceted barriers in getting a quality education, and makes recommendations on how to improve the situation.

Download the report Youth in and from care in Ontario face systemic and multi-faceted barriers in getting a quality education. Educational attainment rates are extremely low. As education is a key social and economic right, public policies that help to uphold these rights for children and youth in care are needed. In their absence, it […]

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Opinion

Published on 30/05/2019

With its new development, Sidewalk Toronto has a chance to create an equitable and inclusive model of city-building. We put together five ideas on how the project can do that.

Sidewalk Labs has announced that it could reveal its master plan for Toronto’s new smart city as early as next month. With the project gaining momentum, let’s step away from the debates surrounding data and privacy for a moment, and consider a different and equally important discussion — inclusive city-building. Inclusion is already on Sidewalk’s […]

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Speech

Published on 09/05/2019

Oral presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures

Remarks on proposed amendments to the National Housing Strategy Act Oral presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures May 8, 2018 Good evening. My name is Elizabeth McIsaac, and I […]

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Submission

Published on 09/05/2019

Maytree submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures

Maytree submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures In our submission, Maytree offered comments and recommended amendments to Bill C-97. Our comments were specific to Division 19 to enact the […]

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Opinion

Published on 26/04/2019

Canadian cities are at the centre of the current crisis of affordable housing and homelessness. Empowering cities to find rights-based solutions is key to protecting and growing adequate housing.

On April 8, the federal government introduced Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act, 2019, which included the National Housing Strategy Act. This is a significant milestone as we work towards enshrining the right to housing in Canada. While amendments are needed to see the National Housing Strategy Act fully deliver on the promise of recognizing […]

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Policy backgrounder

Published on 23/04/2019

This policy backgrounder summarizes the aspects of the 2019 Ontario budget relevant to Maytree’s work.

Overview On April 11, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli tabled the first budget of this government. While most of the focus was on the government’s path towards eliminating the province’s $11.7 billion deficit by 2023-24, few specific details were provided on how those savings would be realized. The government’s plan, broadly, rested on less than 1 […]

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Opinion

Published on 28/03/2019

Introduced in the 2019 federal budget, the Canada Training Benefit has the potential to be transformative.

The 2019 federal budget introduced the Canada Training Benefit (CTB) to help support Canadians with the cost of training and re-training over the course of their working-age years. Even with its unassuming name, the CTB has the potential to be transformative. The CTB has two parts. The first, the Canada Training Credit (CTC), will help […]

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Policy backgrounder

Published on 26/03/2019

This policy backgrounder summarizes the aspects of the budget relevant to Maytree’s work.

On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented the final budget of this government. The highlights of the budget included support for first-time home buyers, retraining during working-age, retirement security, and funding for a national drugs agency to start initial work on important parts of a (potential) pharmacare program. There was also a significant […]

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