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.
|“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)|
|“My wife is very sick, and I am trying to provide for our family on $12.25 an hour,” said a friendly construction worker who is employed by a private company currently working on Parliament Hill. (ON)|
|“My young granddaughter has been having panic attacks recently,” said a woman in Merrickville. "She is so concerned that if she chooses the wrong college program she will wreck her entire future. There is so much pressure on young people these days to make the right decisions. What kind of future can they really expect right now?” (ON)|