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  • Parties misdiagnose biggest changes in Fall Economic Statement

    Posted by · November 24, 2023 12:52 PM

    Federal parties have misdiagnosed the biggest changes in 2023 Fall Economic Statement. Canada needs a federal task force on generational fairness to correct these misperceptions of federal finances.

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  • New policy solutions for families

    Posted by · November 20, 2023 1:00 AM

    Despite historic government investments in child care, Canadian families still find themselves squeezed by rising costs, scarce supports, and services that are difficult to access. Government budgets still invest more urgently in retirees than younger Canadians — even when new child care spending is added in. Gen Squeeze is paving the way for much-needed policy change with a new solutions framework to support young families.

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  • The Globe & Mail: Merit, luck or extraction? Revisiting the stories we tell about our financial status

    Posted by · November 18, 2023 12:12 PM

    Nobody likes to be challenged about whether they earned all that they have. Some get defensive when I talk about winning the “lottery of timing” by becoming a homeowner years ago, or when I raise concerns that younger Canadians inherit unaffordability and climate problems in which I’m partly implicated. Breaking through this defensiveness is necessary if Canada is to work once again for young and old alike.

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  • Intergenerational Fairness Day has arrived

    Posted by · November 16, 2023 2:00 AM

    Today, November 16, 2023, is the first global Intergenerational Fairness Day. The urgent need to reverse the deteriorating well-being of younger and future generations stretches beyond Canada. Voices from the US, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Nigeria, and Australia as well as United Nations Foundation Next Generation Fellows have joined together to call on governments to preserve what is sacred – a healthy childhood, home, and planet – so that we can all be proud of the legacy we leave for those who follow. 

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  • The Globe & Mail: Fixing the affordability crisis is key to fixing medical care

    Posted by · November 06, 2023 10:38 AM

    Financial security matters more for our health than access to doctors. Whether you are concerned about declining affordability or growing medical care pressures, governments need to better balance spending on medical care with other priorities that are critical to our well-being, such as reducing poverty, the costs of housing and child care, and climate risks.

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  • CCPA's The Monitor features Get Well Canada

    Posted by · November 01, 2023 10:00 AM

    The latest issue of CCPA's The Monitor makes the case for governments to increase their investments in social spending. Check out all the articles by partners in Get Well Canada, an alliance led by Generation Squeeze. 

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  • The Globe & Mail: Protect OAS by eliminating outdated tax shelters for retirees

    Posted by · October 22, 2023 4:00 AM

    The sustainability of OAS is under threat as our population ages. Ottawa should review outdated tax shelters for retirees that drain billions in revenue and could otherwise help cover rising OAS costs.

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  • Five reasons Canada needs a Generational Fairness Task Force

    Posted by · October 18, 2023 11:57 AM

    We’ll never be able to fix today’s affordability, housing, medical care, and climate crises without understanding and resolving the intergenerational tensions at their core. Here are five impacts a federal Generational Fairness Task Force will have on key decisions made at Cabinet and Treasury tables.

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  • The Globe & Mail: Trudeau takes first step to break Canada’s addiction to rising home prices

    Posted by · September 29, 2023 4:00 AM

    The Prime Minister recently signalled a clarity of purpose for change in our housing system that has not existed in my lifetime. Housing should be for homes first, and investments second.

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  • The Conservative Housing Plan: Building homes isn’t enough for affordability

    Posted by · September 28, 2023 11:51 AM

    The CPC's plan for housing falls victim to ‘silver bullet’ thinking on housing, suggesting that building more homes will solve all of our problems. It’s a nice picture, and it sounds simple enough. The villains are clear — the fault lies with municipal ‘gatekeepers’ who unfairly stand in the way of development, or bureaucrats who line their own pockets while failing to do their jobs well. The rest of us are off the hook. Sadly, the answer just isn’t this easy. 

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