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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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  • 2023 BC Budget Analysis: More to do to disrupt a legacy of generationally unfair budgets

    Posted by · 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.

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  • The Globe & Mail: Recent health care deal is a win for retirees. The finances of younger Canadians are collateral damage

    Posted by · 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.

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  • Daphne Bramham op-ed: Healthy communities require more than medical care

    Posted by · 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.

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  • The Hill Times: "Culture change" needed to reform system

    Posted by · February 21, 2023 4:59 PM

    The Hill Times featured the launch of Get Well Canada. Gen Squeeze founder Dr. Paul Kershaw: “By resisting provincial calls for even more medical spending, the Government of Canada has retained fiscal room to slow the flow of sickness into our clinics and hospitals because they are allowing room to invest where health begins,” in areas such as daycare, housing, and child care.

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  • L’Alliance pour la santé lance « Get Well Canada » pour rappeler aux dirigeants gouvernementaux que la santé de commence pas par les soins médicaux

    Posted by · February 14, 2023 10:11 AM

    En collaboration avec Think Upstream, le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives, le Centre de collaboration nationale des déterminants de la santé et d'éminents chercheurs en santé de l'Université de Calgary et de l'Université Dalhousie, Generation Squeeze lance Get Well Canada, une alliance visant à investir là où la santé commence.

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