We can change the world, one conversation at a time. Since launching the All Together Now! campaign five years ago, our Champions for Change have talked to thousands of Canadians about rising income inequality and the four things we need to stop it: good jobs, quality public services, tax fairness and labour rights.
Please tell us how many conversations you've had. If somebody you were talking to said something particularly memorable -- funny, smart, or poignant -- tell us that, too.
|“I was talking to a senior citizen in St. Paul who lost his family farm because he couldn’t compete with the giant multinational corporations that now dominate farming. He was visibly upset and close to tears, particularly because he would not be able to pass on the farm to his sons. He said that it’s now a struggle to make ends meet. He doesn’t get anything from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) because, as a farmer, he was self-employed." (AB)|
|“It’s too easy nowadays to jump in your car to drive to get something cheaper, not realizing that if you don’t spend the money at home, you may just not have that store or service there when you need it,” said a jeweler we met at a craft show in Maple Creek. (SK)|
|“My young granddaughter has been having panic attacks recently,” said a woman in Merrickville. "She is so concerned that if she chooses the wrong college program she will wreck her entire future. There is so much pressure on young people these days to make the right decisions. What kind of future can they really expect right now?” (ON)|