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.
|“Everybody can benefit from resource developments and extractions when we are all in the same boat and paddling in the same direction,” said Garnet Angeconeb, a member of the Lac Seul First Nation. “We need to come to the table with the intent of reconciliation and renewed understanding. Dialogue is key. Aboriginal communities need to be part of the discussion so that we can develop a sustainable strategy that provides jobs and a share of the wealth to northern Aboriginal communities." (ON)|
|"All those corporate tax cuts you hear about might be good for the giant companies," said the owner of a small cleaning compnay that we met in Moncton. "But I’m here to tell you that they don't mean much to most of the companies out there that are the size of ours." (NB)|
|“I was talking to a senior citizen in St. Paul who lost his family farm because he couldn’t compete with the giant multinational corporations that now dominate farming. He was visibly upset and close to tears, particularly because he would not be able to pass on the farm to his sons. He said that it’s now a struggle to make ends meet. He doesn’t get anything from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) because, as a farmer, he was self-employed." (AB)|