HOUSING GLOOM

THE SO-CALLED ‘MAGIC OF THE MARKET’ FAILED AGAIN. We still have a housing crisis more than 10 years after the 2008 meltdown of the world economy—something the universal application of an austerity agenda was supposed to fix. Letting the so-called “free market” fix things only made matters worse.

JUST WAIT

NURSING HOME WORKERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK are underpaid, overworked, and undervalued. They’ve been working without a contract for over two-and-a-half years. And the government has imposed a 1 percent annual pay increase on them, which is a pay cut when you count inflation.