Issues

 
Written by Think Forward Staff   
Thursday, 15 September 2016

The new school year is here, and in most parts of the country, college and university students are paying more for tuition than they did last year. Things have been going this way for over two decades, so by now parents and students are used to it. But how long can tuition fees keep rising before college and university become a fantasy for all but the wealthy?

 
 
Written by Guest Columnist   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016

A new report published by Oxfam reveals that the generational income gap is widening in Canada, as young adult workers are earning less money than their parents did at the same age, and are also saddled with the highest student debt in Canadian history.

 
 
Written by Think Forward Staff   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games now completed, many observers are wondering what will happen to Brazil in the wake of the event. Months before the opening ceremonies, protesters lined the streets of Rio de Janeiro to denounce the exorbitant cost of the Olympics – estimated to be $4.6 billion USD – and to express their frustration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the government of Brazil for displacing citizens in the lead up to the games.

 
 
Written by Think Forward Staff   
Friday, 12 August 2016

By now the story is a familiar one: more and more young people are working in precarious, non-unionized jobs with little to no control over their working conditions and hours. They want to see change, but they fear being penalized or terminated for speaking out. So it’s encouraging to see the Ontario government reaching out to citizens to determine how we can reform our labour laws to address the realities that countless workers – and youth in particular – find themselves in today. 

 
 

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