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Trish L. Hennessy

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ontario Office

Trish Hennessy is director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' (CCPA) new Ontario office. The CCPA is a progressive, non-partisan think tank. For the past six years, Trish has directed the CCPA's national project examining income inequality in Canada. <a rel="nofollow">Her blog</a> examines how we talk about the challenges of our times. Her monthly index, <a rel="nofollow">Hennessy's Index</a> takes a snapshot of key issues and breaks them down by the numbers. Trish is a former newspaper journalist. She has a B.A. Sociology from Queen's University, B.S.W. from Carleton University, and M.A. in Sociology from OISE/University of Toronto.
Will Kathleen Wynne Cross the Inequality

Will Kathleen Wynne Cross the Inequality Barrier?

Imagine if Ontario's incoming Premier -- lauded for breaking the inequality barrier on two counts -- decided to parlay her victory into a post-austerity focus on solutions to income inequality. Now that would be truly groundbreaking. And it couldn't come at a better time.
01/29/2013 05:45 EST
What If Charities Go

What If Charities Go Silent?

<img alt="2012-10-11-nonspeak.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2012-10-11-nonspeak.jpg" width="300" height="80" />While you're reading this, nearly two million employees are busy trying to make our world a little bit better through their work at Canada's more than eighty thousand registered charitable organizations. Until recently, few of us have had a reason to think about charities beyond the value of their good works. However, a deep chill has settled upon Canada's non-profit sector as a result of a federal initiative to ensure that the Canada Revenue Agency more rigorously monitors the activities of charitable organizations.
10/13/2012 04:40 EDT