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  • Globe & Mail: Our kids think we’re rigging the system against them

    Posted by · July 18, 2024 6:36 AM

    From ongoing over-extraction of shared resources from the environment, to wealth from the housing system, and young people’s tax dollars going to pay for boomers’ retirement, a majority of millennials and Gen Z Canadians have good reasons to believe that previous generations are rigging the system for their benefit.

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  • Globe & Mail: It’s not evil to question boomers’ legacy

    Posted by · July 01, 2024 7:04 AM

    We need to guard against making it taboo to discuss the intergenerational tensions that flow from ageism, because shutting down dialogue diverts attention from the societal adaptions required to restore intergenerational solidarity.

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  • Globe & Mail: Younger Canadians deserve compensation for enduring higher home prices

    Posted by · June 15, 2024 5:43 PM

    Correcting the age-imbalance in government budgets is the least Canada can do to compensate younger folks for the political calculation that they must forfeit some of their standard of living to safeguard the housing wealth gained by many older Canadians.

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  • Gen Squeeze gets noticed south of the border

    Posted by · June 10, 2024 3:37 PM

    Canada’s ‘Fairness for Every Generation’ budget is inspiring others in our global movement. Leaders from the Berkley Institute for Young Americans in California are calling on their state to look to Ottawa for inspiration.

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  • The Globe & Mail: Eby, Ford and Trudeau are paying for government failures decades ago

    Posted by · June 03, 2024 9:28 AM

    The NDP in B.C., Progressive Conservatives in Ontario and Liberals in Ottawa all struggle to balance their budgets today because governments failed decades ago to plan adequately for boomers’ retirement.

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  • Globe & Mail: Poilievre’s promise to end deficits sets collision course with boomers

    Posted by · May 17, 2024 3:00 AM

    There are only three realistic paths to eliminate the federal deficit: gut benefits for boomers’ retirement; raise taxes to pay for boomers’ benefits; or ramp up immigration. Voters deserve to know which challenges Mr. Poilievre plans to accept.

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  • Canada’s Gen Fairness budget is getting noticed around the world

    Posted by · May 16, 2024 4:35 PM

    Canada’s Gen Fairness budget is getting noticed around the world. Our colleague from the UK’s Intergenerational Foundation, Liz Emerson, took the time to share her thoughts on the promise of generational fairness at the heart of Canada’s recent federal budget

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  • Task Force Campaign Report: Call in the tugboats!

    Posted by · May 10, 2024 4:50 PM

    This year's budget commitment to "Fairness for Every Generation" was a game changer, but the freighter of government changes course slowly. Now we're calling for some institutional tugboats that can keep prodding the federal government to follow through on its promise to make Canada work for all generations.

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  • The Globe & Mail: You’re no longer middle-class if you own a cottage or investment property

    Posted by · May 04, 2024 9:09 AM

    Owning a cottage or investment property is no longer a middle-class reality. It’s a sign of affluence in a country where rent and home ownership are so much more expensive for younger residents today than when baby boomers were young. More, not less, taxation of second properties is required to protect younger Canadians in the housing market, fill the revenue hole left by governments that did not plan adequately for boomers’ retirement, and spur productivity.

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  • Globe & Mail: The promise of “fairness for every generation” is a game-changer

    Posted by · April 27, 2024 6:40 PM

    The 2024 federal budget promises “fairness for every generation” as the starting point for a new fiscal framework. This acknowledgment is a game changer, because the first step in solving a problem is admitting you have one. The next steps will take more than a single budget can deliver.

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