We can change the world, one conversation at a time. Since launching the All Together Now! campaign in 2010, 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.
|"How can you live on $906 per month?" said a man in Penticton who has been on a disability pension since suffering a back injury five years ago. "I want to work. I could be retrained on computers. I could be a translator. Where are these jobs? Open the door. I want in."|
|“My husband and I both have good, middle-class jobs, but even we struggle at times," said a woman in Goderich. "Both of our kids are in college, and the cost of living is always increasing. It can be a challenge. I have no idea how lower income families are getting by, if at all. It must be impossible.” (ON)|
|"All those corporate tax cuts you hear about might be good for the giant companies," said the owner of a small cleaning compnay that we met in Moncton. "But I’m here to tell you that they don't mean much to most of the companies out there that are the size of ours." (NB)|