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)|
|“The amount of food being shipped thousands of kilometres from the US and western Canada: what that does to contribute to greenhouse gases?” asked a man at the Queens County Fair in Caledonia. “Buy local should be more than just a marketing slogan.” (NS)|
|“Most of the issues I deal with on the streets are with people with mental health or addiction problems,” said a police officer in Edmonton. (AB)|