When the Fairness Express pulls into Humboldt, Saskatchewan it will have traveled 22, 621 kms across Canada. From its beginnings in Atlantic Canada, through to Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, the big green bus has reached out to Canadians in hundreds of communities along the way.
Every year Globe and Mail subscribers are reminded that the wealthy can afford to pay much more in taxes. The reminder comes in the form of an advertising insert called “Canada's Private School Guide.”
In it one finds a list of private schools in Canada and the fees they charge. Fees can go as high as $60,000 annually per child.
It has been just over a year since the 2013 Convention where delegates of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) committed to taking the All Together Now! campaign to the road to find out how people are dealing with the effects of income inequality in their communities.
While many income inequality deniers suggest that Canada is faring better than our neighbours to the south in the United States, a new study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says we're becoming a nation of increasing inequality.
Few communities in Canada know just how dangerous it can be to privatize public services than Walkerton, Ontario. Fourteen years ago, the provincial government stopped monitoring water quality in the town and soon after, people started getting sick. Thousands were afflicted and seven died.
After seven successful weeks and nearly 14,000 kilometres, the Fairness Express made its final Ontario tour stop in beautiful Kenora. For two exciting days the team on the big green bus engaged with local residents in the community’s downtown core and Anicinabe Park.
Supporting developmental services workers in Kenora
The small northern community of Sioux Lookout is a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts. The area is home to many rivers and lakes, and tourism is important for the local economy. The town is also home to a large Aboriginal community.