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 1979, when I was looking for my first career job, I applied to six places and four called me back,” said a man in Orillia. “I have been employed at the same place for over thirty years. Unfortunately, that is a rare situation nowadays. My son is 31 and is a mechanical engineer. He is on his fourth job since graduation.” (ON)|
|"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)|
|“The manufacturing jobs are moving to the U.S. because it is cheaper to make solar panels down there,” said a young man recently laid off from a solar panel facorty. “Since losing my job I have struggled to find steady work, and I am currently on social assistance. I really don’t like collecting social assistance. I want to work but it is really difficult for young people to find work in Sault Ste. Marie.” (ON)|