This shattered the union's goal of raising 30,000 products to match the total collected across the lower mainland last year.
The issues that weren’t addressed in the 2018 budget are ones the federal government doesn’t expect to get much attention or ones where people have become so discouraged that they are willing to settle for peanuts.
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The richest 1 per cent got 87 per cent of the increase in wealth last year. The poorest 50 per cent got nothing.
“When an organization with the IMF’s track record is calling for measures to reduce income inequality, you know income inequality has reached a level where it is harming the economy” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“When stores catering to middle class Canadians are disappearing rapidly, it’s a sign the middle class is being squeezed” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“What’s clear from the CCPA report is that it’s people with high incomes who benefit the most from the private corporation loophole.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The richest 10 per cent of families earn 190 per cent of the average of Ontario families’ earnings. — CCPA report
"We could retake control of our own economy, rather than allow every major decision to be made by corporations in their own interests. Imagine an economy that serves the people, instead of the current system where people serve the dictates of the economy — in reality, serve the dictates of large corporations." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"As we work together to fight crises around the world, Oxfam Canada is a strong ally here at home to counter the issues of centralized wealth, poverty, and the gender wage gap." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer