We are the 99%

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When Did Basic Fairness Become a Radical Idea?

We are the 99%, but the 1% get all the gains. Families are struggling to pay their bills and keep a roof over their heads – if they even have a roof to keep. Young people can’t find jobs or a decent place to live. Higher education is a path to crippling debt, not a better future.

These challenges impact people in communities from Newfoundland to British Columbia, from the biggest cities to single industry towns to the smallest villages.  But there are also issues unique to every place.  Our power to build a better world will come from melding what we share in common with our diversity.

Good public healthcare, education, childcare and pensions are central to a fair and equitable society, but there is so much more we can do. 

What are the challenges you experience? What are the solutions you want to see? Let’s talk!

 

  • commented 2017-02-19 15:34:53 -0500
    The global economy is changing. We need to build a new, invovative social security system to ensure that wealth does not pool in limited hands and everyone can live a fulfilling life.
  • commented 2017-02-16 12:19:57 -0500
    What SPECIFICALLY will you do to reduce income inequality? You’ll be just another platitude-spouting politician to many people if you don’t get into how you’ll tangibly improve lives. Increasing taxes on the super wealthy and corporations? Ending the drug war? What?
  • commented 2017-02-16 01:04:05 -0500
    I think that a system of guaranteed Minimum Income is the best way to answer Canadians’ financial woes. Do you support a guaranteed Minimum Income?

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