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If younger Canadians want to afford a home of their own in Metro Vancouver or the G.T.A., they better start saving when they're in the womb.
Sure, life has always been hard. But here's the reality: in crucial ways, things are harder now than they were 30-40 years ago, when today's Baby Boomers were coming of age.
Many people who had to deal with crazy interest rates a generation ago think they had it bad. And they did. But these days things are worse, even on a monthly cost basis.
Most federal social spending supports retirement. Sure, it's great that we protect the health and financial security of Canadians as they age, but are younger Canadians getting the short end of the stick?
We worked with MP Joyce Murray to get young adults included as a “vulnerable group” in Canada's National Housing Strategy, ensuring our age group is eligible for billions in federal investment.
We all have to adjust our expectations, right?
After releasing our "Rethinking Canadian Housing Policy" report, we convened a diverse mix of housing sector leaders to see whether we could identify any common ground. The result: a newly-refined set of 10 principles for tackling the affordability crisis.
Hundreds of people wrote letters or showed up to speak in support of the bold new strategy. And our training session?! It was MASSIVE.
7 meetings. 7 MPs. 3 days. 2 priorities. Take a look at how Gen Squeeze rocks Parliament Hill.
Without a breakdown in generational spending, it's too easy for politicians to resort to platitudes like “younger Canadians are our future”, while budgeting in ways that compromise our present and future.
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