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income inequality

April 7, 2020

"This paper is one step of many that NUPGE will be taking on the topic of COVID-19 and income inequality. We know more work needs to be done on specific needs for different vulnerable populations. The problems facing our northern Indigenous communities are going to be different from the problems facing a new immigrant family who reside in the Greater Toronto Area. We want to make sure everyone's voice is heard and their needs addressed. We hope this paper helps our lawmakers to understand the complexity of how COVID-19 affects different social and economic groups and encourages them to take further action." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

February 25, 2020

“We welcome new operational and capital funding for health services. However, we know that professional shortages in the health care system and child development sector require ongoing action by government." — Val Avery, HSABC President

January 2, 2020

Report from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that CEO payrolls are so massive they account for at least 40% of some companies’ losses.

November 28, 2019

This video provides facts and arguments to help us push back against the agenda of cost-cutting that is hurting public services and hurting the province.

July 15, 2019

People are “more likely to stay on the same rung of the income tax ladder and were less likely to move up or down relative to other taxfilers.”

June 21, 2019

"We are privileged to have these beautiful dancers with us to mark National Indigenous People's Day. We are honoured they could share their extraordinary talents with us, and help us celebrate the vibrant culture and history of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis."— Larry Brown, NUPGE President

February 1, 2019

26 billionaires are as wealthy as half of all humanity combined.

January 25, 2019

“The growing number of Canadians struggling with debt is a result of the increase in income inequality. To tackle problems like the personal debt crisis we need to be taking action to reduce income inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

September 7, 2018

For a family with 2 children, sending their children to private schools can cost up to $154,980 a year. That's 4.6 times the median income, based on the most recent figures from Statistics Canada. 

August 30, 2018

The hope for our best future lies in this broad solidarity. We are the ones who know how to get things done when we work together. We are the ones who have learned from the past, and are working for a better future for everyone. We are proud of our accomplishments — those that benefit our members and those that benefit everyone else, too.  And we have much to be proud of.  — Larry Brown, NUPGE President