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Economic Benefits of Child Care

 This document explains how public spending on public child care more than pays for itself. It highlights a study done by Pierre Fortin and his colleagues at the Universite de Sherbrooke determined that for every dollar Quebec spends on child care programs, $1.05 is returned in the form of higher tax revenues and lower spending for the provincial government, with an additional 44 cents benefit returned to the federal government

Canada Needs a Modern Industrial Strategy

Income inequality (the income gap between the richest and the poorest) is the biggest challenge facing Canadians today. When it comes to tackling income ienquality, the challenge is to develop an economic strategy that will not only make a bigger economic pie but also ensure all the bakers get a bigger slice. The Canadian government has taken a hands off approach to the country's industrial strategy for far too long. Today, it’s more important than ever that the interests of people and nature be at the heart of industrial and economic policy.

 

Something to Value

This report details the testimony of hundreds of participants who attended the Public Service Foundation of Canada's hearings on public services and tax fairness. The consultation was done in response to the Ontario governmen'ts Drummond Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services which aimed to find ways to reduce the deficit. 

Signposts on the Road to Fairness

This small and easily distributed handbill uses the Fairness Express' "Road to Fairness" concept to outline the All Together Now! campaign analysis of the major causes—and cures—of rising income inequality.  Income inequality rises when a country travels a path towards unfair taxes, declining public services, eroded labour rights and no industrial strategy.  Income inequality eases when we head instead for tax fairness, quality public services, labour rights and a modern industrial strategy.

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