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.
|“In recent years, the government has delisted and deregulated many medications," said a nurse at a long-term care home in Walkerton. "Now if one of our patients' needs one of these medications, they have to pay out of pocket. For some, this is just not possible. We desperately need more money invested in public services.” (ON)|
|“We see what is happening in correctional facilities across Ontario,” said a correctional officer who works near Timmons. “Staffing levels are at an all-time low and this puts us all at risk. We have a right to a safe work environment." (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)|