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  • The Hub: B.C. budget heralds new era in generational politics

    Posted by · February 28, 2024 5:45 AM

    Last week’s B.C. budget features a hard truth that, until now, had been swept under the carpet in the province and elsewhere across the country. Previous governments did not prepare adequately for the medical care Baby Boomers consume in retirement.  

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  • Globe & Mail: Provinces harm family finances by playing politics with $10-a-day child care

    Posted by · February 24, 2024 5:00 AM

    Two years into the rollout of federal funding for $10-a-day child care, the plan still isn’t firing on all cylinders. But it isn’t a sign that the plan is broken. It signals that provinces are playing politics with federal funding rather than urgently reducing financial hardships facing young families.

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  • BC makes historic commitment to generational fairness in new budget

    Posted by · February 22, 2024 8:37 PM

    We're thrilled to announce pivotal progress in our journey towards a Canada that works for all ages. BC has made an unprecedented commitment to generational fairness in the province’s 2024 spending plan.

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  • More doctors alone can't cure our medical system

    Posted by · February 14, 2024 3:25 PM

    Canada actually has MORE doctors than ever — including more family physicians — even when we factor in population growth, according to a recent report from Get Well Canada.

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  • Globe & Mail: Pushing to Axe the Tax is Unfair to our Kids

    Posted by · February 10, 2024 1:33 AM

    Whether to pay for pollution isn’t about consumer preferences. It’s a duty we owe to our kids. We need our politicians to recognize as much if they are to identify real solutions to the affordability crisis, and to reduce risks from extreme weather.

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  • Intergenerational Solidarity in the Voting Booth

    Posted by · February 08, 2024 7:05 AM

    Our supporter shares his "New Perspective on Voting" to promote longer-term thinking across generations. Voting in solidarity with younger people — who stand to inherit growing climate risks and costs, rising government debts, and prohibitively unaffordable housing — is a concrete way for today’s retirees to be good ancestors to those who follow them. And perhaps the prospect of having their political influence amplified could be the nudge more younger people need to make sure they show up on election days.

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  • Globe & Mail: Is a bedroom for the cat a sign of Canada's new housing aristocracy?

    Posted by · January 13, 2024 3:00 AM

    My home has increased in value by $1.5-million. This windfall came from “doing absolutely nothing,” as Mr. Poilievre rightly observed. My gain is a loss for those who enter the housing system after me, because they must pay higher rents and larger mortgages. This “colossal wealth transfer” leads to important questions about how we adapt.

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  • Looking back at 2023

    Posted by · December 20, 2023 12:37 PM

    As 2023 wraps up, we decided to pause and take stock of the headway we've made this year. Here are five highlights that leave us feeling proud, grateful and inspired to keep marching down the long, slow, winding road to generational fairness.

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  • Globe & Mail: Attention older, affluent homeowners: Let’s put our housing wealth to work

    Posted by · December 16, 2023 4:00 AM

    Older Canadians worked and lived in an era when blue-collar jobs could pay enough to purchase a home. With the wealth they have since acquired from rising home values, many have ascended to the ranks of the affluent. The financial industry recognizes this. Public opinion does too. It’s time for governments to catch up, by revisiting social-spending priorities and revenue plans to pay for the investments that citizens want.

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  • Globe & Mail: Past governments didn’t work out how to pay for boomers’ retirement

    Posted by · December 01, 2023 1:00 AM

    The deficits announced in Ottawa’s fall economic statement remind us that previous governments never worked out how to pay for the healthy retirement of baby boomers. The personal finances of younger Canadians are collateral damage.

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