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March 29, 2016

We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

Ottawa (29 March 2016) — When you take a close look at the budget, the “real change” promised by the federal government starts to look like a modest improvement on Stephen Harper’s last budget. We’ve stopped going backwards, but this government missed a number of opportunities to take some major steps toward building a more equal society and making life easier for the average Canadian.

January 20, 2016

"We're facing a reality where 62 people have more wealth than the rest of the world combined and one of the biggest ways these people get, and stay, rich is by avoiding paying taxes." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

October 26, 2015

“When the richest 1% own over half the world’s wealth, it should end any debate about whether income inequality is a problem." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

September 21, 2015

"This is the most important federal election we have faced in decades. The state of our economy, the financial well-being of Canadians and the future of our public services are all at stake. We need to elect a government that reflects our values and priorities." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

July 13, 2015

The All Together Now! campaign has produced new resources to raise issues in the federal election.

June 30, 2015

"We know we can do better. We don't need to settle. Not for our future, or our children's futures. It's time for a change." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

May 25, 2015

Of the 34 OECD countries, Canada had the 7th-highest gender pay gap.

April 29, 2015

Ontario is a wealthy society — and Kathleen Wynne is imposing austerity on people who work for low wages and who receive social assistance, rather than raising revenue by making the wealthy pay their fair share.

April 21, 2015

In this pre-election budget, the Conservative government is taking public money and giving it to people who need it the least.

April 16, 2015

Instead of accepting even more cutbacks, Public Interest Alberta is urging citizens to use the opportunity of this important election to advocate for these priorities for change, which will result in stronger community services supported by more equitable taxation policies.