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  • Hope for change - Kareem Kudus reflects on volunteering with Gen Squeeze

    Posted by · January 02, 2023 1:02 PM

    I’d like to tell you about my experience of joining Generation Squeeze to do something about the problems I spent so long observing. I hope that learning about what we’ve been up to – and the progress we have seen so far – give you hope that change is possible. And that you can take part in it!

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  • The Globe & Mail: Ottawa promised $10-a-day child care. Unless we speak up, that's not what we'll get

    Posted by · December 10, 2022 12:00 AM

    At a time of rising interest rates and rampant inflation, the move toward $10-a-day child care is a rare bit of financial good news for new and aspiring Canadian parents. But, as Ottawa has rolled out the plan, it’s become clear that many families will likely end up paying far more than 10 bucks per day. We should all work to make $10 per day into more than just a guideline.

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  • Gen Squeeze Founder Dr. Paul Kershaw invited to the Senate Committee on National Finance

    Posted by · December 10, 2022 12:00 AM

    Gen Squeeze Founder Dr. Paul Kershaw was invited to appear before the Senate Committee on National Finance on December 6, 2022 to discuss commitments made by the Government of Canada in its Fall Economic Statement.

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  • Protecting Alberta’s affordability advantage means celebrating stalling home prices

    Posted by · December 08, 2022 3:43 PM

    Alberta is two steps ahead of BC, Ontario and Quebec when it comes to housing affordability. This economic advantage should be protected by all Albertans – and especially by political leaders as they gear up for the May 2023 election.

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  • Why do provinces choose firefighters over fire prevention when it comes to our health?

    Posted by · December 08, 2022 3:25 PM

    Canadians’ cost of living is skyrocketing and our medical system is on fire. Instead of dousing the flames, health ministers added fuel to the fire when they failed to agree on a plan to stabilize medical care at their most recent meeting. This failure reflects a lack of awareness that these twin crises are born from the same fundamental problem. For decades governments have bought into a myth that medical care is what most makes us healthy, ignoring science that shows social supports contribute more to our wellbeing.

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  • Alberta’s Throne Speech isn’t a step towards generational fairness

    Posted by · December 01, 2022 1:42 PM

    Like all Throne Speeches, Alberta’s November 29 installment is a broad statement about government priorities. One clear message from this missive is that Alberta won’t be prioritizing generational fairness any time soon.

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  • Albertans Should Celebrate Stalling Home Prices to Protect an Affordability Advantage: New study

    Posted by · November 23, 2022 9:39 AM

    Our new pan-Canadian housing affordability report reveals a massive gap for people starting out in the housing market between their full-time earnings and average home prices in many parts of the country. While affordability has eroded in Alberta compared to earlier decades, the province remains ‘relatively’ affordable compared to the other three most populous provinces.

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  • Canadians Should Celebrate Stalling Home Prices: New study

    Posted by · November 23, 2022 9:39 AM

    After decades of relentless increases, recent dips in home prices have captured attention across Canada. How we judge stalling or falling home prices in this moment is critical. Our new report shows the massive gap that still remains for people starting out in the housing market between their full-time earnings and average home prices.

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  • The Globe & Mail: We can’t solve our wallet problems by neglecting our climate problems

    Posted by · November 19, 2022 1:05 PM

    With inflation on the rise, Canadians of all ages may want to tune out the latest warning from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.” The prospect of paying for our pollution as part of the fight against climate change can feel like one more hand in our pocket, reaching for a wallet that is already running on empty.

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  • Affordability can’t come at the cost of generational fairness—Ontario Fall Economic Statement

    Posted by · November 16, 2022 9:17 PM

    Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy clearly wasn’t much concerned with generational fairness in his recent Fall Economic statement. His prescriptions for the province at a time of increased economic uncertainty fall well short of following the generational golden rule: to treat other generations as you would want your generation to be treated.

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