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.
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.