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  • WIN: Saskatchewan court gives 👍 to carbon price

    Posted by · May 16, 2019 10:59 PM

    When Saskatchewan and Ontario went to court to fight a national carbon price, we formed a coalition and hired lawyers to push back. Our work shows pricing pollution can go hand in hand with affordability, and Canada has — we argue — a constitutional obligation to take emergency-level action to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees.

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  • WIN: Burnaby releases bold 10-part housing plan

    Posted by · May 16, 2019 10:34 PM

    After honing in on Burnaby — which has the worst rental market in B.C. and the third worst in all of Canada — we've helped the City craft a bold "Quick Start" housing affordability plan to turn things around.

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  • Our Constitution protects children from abuse

    Posted by · April 15, 2019 10:11 PM

    While many of us face serious affordability challenges, our organization knows pricing pollution is not the source of that problem. The source is high costs for housing, child care, postsecondary, transit, etc. — especially since young people’s earnings have stagnated over the last four decades.

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  • Pricing pollution and affordability go hand in hand

    Posted by · April 01, 2019 4:54 PM

    The pricing pollution debate heats up as the Saskatchewan and Ontario Courts of Appeal hear arguments about the constitutionality of federal plans to price carbon in provinces that don’t establish their own. Some express heartfelt concerns that pricing pollution hurts everyday Canadians: think commuters, hockey moms shuttling kids to practice or office workers.

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  • New age analysis risks missing the forest for the trees

    Posted by · March 25, 2019 11:39 AM

    For the last four years, Gen Squeeze has been asking the federal government to report on age trends in public finance. We've wanted more analysis and transparency about the intergenerational impacts of budget decisions, and the degree to which governments are currently budgeting for young and old alike.

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  • WIN: Generational analysis in Budget 2019

    Posted by · March 22, 2019 11:07 PM

    After years of work — and with help from thousands of Gen Squeeze supporters, MPs and staff — we've secured the first-ever intergenerational analysis in a Canadian federal budget. The 2019 federal budget analysis includes three big wins: read on to find out more.

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  • WIN: Parental leave top-up coming even sooner

    Posted by · September 26, 2018 10:05 PM

    Today the federal government announced an expedited five additional weeks of parental leave, available as a “use it or lose it” benefit top-up when both parents agree to share time off to care for a newborn.

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  • Why we make generational comparisons

    Posted by · September 21, 2018 7:36 PM

    Concerned with the growing squeeze on younger Canadians, Dr. Christopher Mackie — a medical officer of health in London, Ontario — asked his Board in 2015 to support Generation Squeeze. Their spokesperson at the time made news by calling Dr. Mackie's request "idiotic", and even went so far as to assign us a motive, saying Gen Squeeze was “trying to start an inter-generational war."

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about the #TaxShift

    Posted by · June 19, 2018 10:05 PM

    B.C. needs a #TaxShift, and most people agree on that. But from there, the debate tends to get a bit muddied, and tensions often flare. But why? Our proposal will benefit the vast majority of British Columbians, and make life more affordable for young and old alike. Here are some frequently asked questions that might help clear the air.

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  • WIN: Vancouver approves two new secure rental housing projects

    Posted by · June 08, 2018 10:40 PM

    On June 5, Vancouver City Council voted unanimously in favour of passing two purpose-built rental projects that will provide 61 secure rental homes for local residents at 855 Kingsway and 4459 Rupert St. This is a big win for Vancouver renters — who make up 53 per cent of households — and Gen Squeeze supporters, who rapidly responded to the opportunity to act.

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