Wealth Gap Is a Health Hazard for Rich, Too

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Oct. 15, 2012
… a very small number of well-tailored pickpockets were pilfering much of what we made. Then they had the chutzpah to blame us for not succeeding the way our parents and grandparents had… the report proposes improving matters by creating good jobs, improving income supports such as employment insurance and the Canada Pension Plan, expanding public services, and making taxes fairer.

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Poverty status quo costs twice as much as ending it: CCPA

Friday, July 29th, 2011

July 14, 2011
…a report released today by the CCPA. The Cost of Poverty in BC argues that… B.C. is spending between $8.1 and $9.2 billion per year to maintain the status quo of poverty. That’s more than double the $3 to $4 billion needed to implement a comprehensive poverty reduction plan. Purely on economic grounds, it makes more sense to tackle poverty directly than to continue to pay out year after year for its long-term consequences. The real question is not “Can we afford to reduce poverty?” but “Can we afford not to?”

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