Report - Alternative Federal Budget 2017

More and more Canadians are feeling the impact of inequality in their daily lives. That's why we're urging the federal government to table a budget that makes good on its promises to reduce income inequality and drive inclusive growth. The Alternative Federal Budget 2017: High Stakes, Clear Choices, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, proves there is a clear path to a more equal and sustainable future.

The Council of Canadians contributed to two chapters in The Alternative Federal Budget:


Canada needs to put water protection and water justice at the heart of all policies and practices affecting water sources and services. The government could take a step in that direction by recognizing water as a human right, a shared commons, and a public trust. Download the water chapter.

Alternative Federal Budget 2017

Health care

The Alternative Federal Budget would increase access to primary health care and mental health care while introducing a national pharmacare program. This would allow more than 3.5 million Canadians to fill prescriptions that they would not otherwise be able to afford. Download the health care chapter.

Alternative Federal Budget 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017