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.
|"Our members produce ads for a local car dealership that sells cars we can't afford to buy," said Gary Stackhouse, President of the Canadian Media Guild local locked out by its radio station in Saint John. "Even the dealer understands that his business depends on people making a living wage." (NB)|
|“I guess the tax system is out of whack,” suggested a man in Chatham. "The wealthy and the large corporations could certainly pay more of their share of taxes. That would probably make a big difference.” (ON)|
|“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)|