From 1980–2005, average household income in the poorest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods increased by only 2 per cent—compared to incomes in the richest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods that rose by 80 per cent.
"They say they are helping people who can't get help anywhere else. We need to ensure that people with poor credit, debt and low incomes have real alternatives to get assistance, rather than being handed a shovel to keep digging." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"A fair tax system would address income and wealth inequality, enable governments to pay down debt, and create a healthier economy for all." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
"Good health is not just about access to physical activities, it is about providing families with access to healthy food, secure housing, decent education and good jobs." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"This anti-poverty report comes at the perfect time — right before a federal election — to hold the government to account for its inaction on the biggest challenge our country is facing." says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"We’re calling on the premiers to do what Prime Minister Stephen Harper won’t: help the struggling middle class,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
Canadians for Tax Fairness is pointing out that while the workers of Target have to pay full tax on their 16-week severance package, not all of the CEO's $70-million deal will be taxed.
New report from Oxfam shines brighter light on where global wealth is concentrated and who controls it.
On this December 6, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) recommits to its work toward ending violence against women and eliminating the conditions that allow violence to thrive.
Members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now Canada (ACORN) in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia held actions to highlight the need for affordable access to the Internet.