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  • Change is in the air

    Posted by · April 05, 2023 3:43 PM

    Watching the natural world transform around us is a welcome reminder that change is possible, especially during these precarious times. This spring has brought with it a wave of interest in our work, making it even more inspiring than usual for us at Gen Squeeze. 

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  • BC's housing plan: hits and misses

    Posted by · April 05, 2023 12:03 PM

    On April 3, the BC government released its latest housing action plan. This plan makes some important and bold moves. It also misses some key opportunities.

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  • The Globe & Mail: Canadian immigration targets respond to, and create, generational tensions

    Posted by · April 04, 2023 4:37 PM

    There is an untold story underpinning Canada’s plans to ramp up annual immigration targets from about 250,000 to half a million by 2025. More immigration allows provincial and federal politicians to dodge a hard conversation with baby boomers about taxes. By dodging it, we risk harming newcomers and boomers’ kids and grandchildren.

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  • New spending on retirees leads the way (again) in 2023 Federal Budget

    Posted by · 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 them

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  • Is the Ontario 2023 Budget really 'working for you'?

    Posted by · 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.

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  • Generational fairness is having a moment… what’s changed?

    Posted by · 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.

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  • Why Our Accidental Housing Market Slowdown Won't Last

    Posted by · 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.

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  • Housing in the GTA: What's at stake?

    Posted by · 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.

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  • The Globe & Mail: Boomers didn’t live within their means. And younger generations will pay the price.

    Posted by · 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.

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  • Manitoba turns a Gen Squeeze recommendation into reality by capping child care fees

    Posted by · 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.

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