Intergenerational Justice in Public Finance

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Goal: 2,000

We call on Canada's provincial and federal governments to:

Show how annual budgets break down by age.

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Like many countries, Canada has an aging population. While we have a duty to ensure our aging parents and grandparents have a dignified, healthy, and financially secure retirement, there is a parallel duty to ensure their children and grandchildren can thrive. But how have governments adapted their budgets to fulfill both responsibilities?

Research reveals a troubling trend: Canadian governments have not committed to intergenerational justice in their budget decisions over the past four decades. Older generations have been prioritized, as younger Canadians fell further and further behind.

To ensure greater intergenerational justice in government budgets, we need our elected officials to first have access to data showing how they break down by age.

  • We already know how to do it: Gen Squeeze has developed a peer-reviewed methodology that works

  • It wouldn't cost anything: beyond some staff time to adapt the methodology and incorporate it into annual budgeting

  • It would be transformative: knowing how much we invest in — and raise revenue from — young and old alike allows us to address imbalances, and build a Canada that works for all generations

We'll be delivering this petition in Ottawa on Oct. 24. We've been working with several federal MPs, and things are looking good. Help us push this campaign over the top by signing and sharing today!

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