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New spending on retirees leads the way (again) in 2023 Federal Budget
Posted by Megan Wilde · March 28, 2023 6:47 PM
2023 Federal Budget is choosing to beef up the retirement security of seniors more than the financial or climate security of those who follow themRead more
Is the Ontario 2023 Budget really 'working for you'?
Posted by Andrea Long · March 23, 2023 6:09 PM
Is the Ontario 2023 Budget really 'working for you'? We bring you seven key takeaways you won't hear in the talking points.Read more
Generational fairness is having a moment… what’s changed?
Posted by Andrea Long · March 22, 2023 3:44 PM
Something exciting is happening. A decade after creating Gen Squeeze to champion generational fairness and promote wellbeing for all ages, we seem to be breaking through.Read more
Why Our Accidental Housing Market Slowdown Won't Last
Posted by Kareem Kudus · March 22, 2023 2:21 PM
It’s scary to think that we’ve only managed to slow down our out-of-control housing market as a side effect of our attempts to deal with the rising cost of other smaller purchases. If it weren’t for the pandemic-driven supply shortages, The Bank of Canada likely would have continued to allow housing price inflation to run rampant by keeping interest rates low – fueling what we at Gen Squeeze call the cheap credit system.Read more
Housing in the GTA: What's at stake?
Posted by Megan Wilde · March 21, 2023 12:09 PM
More than 400 people attended "Housing in the GTA: What's at Stake?," organized by Generation Squeeze, Habitat for Humanity GTA and the Aga Khan Council for Canada’s Future Ready Initiative, hosted at The Ismaili Centre. Check out the recording of the event and an action guide to tackling the housing crisis.Read more
The Globe & Mail: Boomers didn’t live within their means. And younger generations will pay the price.
Posted by Paul Kershaw · March 20, 2023 12:52 PM
Finances for younger Canadians would be much better had boomers lived within their means. But the data show otherwise. A simple focus on the expansion of government debt over boomers’ working lives makes this clear, since the amount of debt inherited per younger person tripled on their watch. It’s time for boomers to own up to this part of their legacy.Read more
Manitoba turns a Gen Squeeze recommendation into reality by capping child care fees
Posted by Megan Wilde · March 13, 2023 5:09 PM
Manitoba families have something big to look forward to this spring. By April 2, $10 will be the MAXIMUM daily fee that families pay for child care. That’s a huge step forward at a time when rising costs and affordability are top of mind for so many.Read more
2023 BC Budget Analysis: More to do to disrupt a legacy of generationally unfair budgets
Posted by Megan Wilde · March 02, 2023 8:10 AM
British Columbia Premier Eby’s government faces an uphill climb to improve the NDP’s track record on making BC work for all generations. The 2023 Budget has taken some first steps up this mountain, but there’s more distance to close. We've just released our BC budget breakdown.Read more
The Globe & Mail: Recent health care deal is a win for retirees. The finances of younger Canadians are collateral damage
Posted by Paul Kershaw · February 26, 2023 6:52 PM
The new health money is a win for the personal finances of retirees. But it’s a different story for younger residents, who must pay an ever-growing amount in taxes for the medical needs of our aging population by comparison with what baby boomers paid for retirees when they were younger.Read more
Daphne Bramham op-ed: Healthy communities require more than medical care
Posted by Megan Wilde · February 21, 2023 5:00 PM
Post Media columnist Daphne Bramham featured Get Well Canada in a recent op-ed, highlighting Dr. Paul Kershaw's analysis of provincial medical and social spending. In the 1970s, provincial governments consistently spent more on social services and education than they did on medical care. Now the opposite is true.Read more