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change through the promotion of democracy, equality, and sustainability and the training of
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  • New report

    Paying for the Recovery we Want

    The pandemic has laid bare the deep cracks in our systems, from education and health to employment standards and income supports. We have been forced to face up to longstanding inequities and injustices that Indigenous people, women, Black people, and other racialized groups have borne for years. They have suffered some of the worst impacts of the virus. The question is not whether we can afford it but how we will pay for it in a manner that is fair and equitable across social groups, regions, and generations.
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  • Our Ideas

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    Income Inequality

    Economic inequality is one of the critical challenges of our time. To reverse the growing gap and create a more fair and just society, progressives must demand public policies that focus on shared prosperity and equitable wealth distribution for all.

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    Democratic Renewal

    To reverse the hollowing out of democracy, Canada must restore faith in the system and renew public engagement in the political process including reforming democratic institutions to be accountable and responsive, advocating for more formal representation of women and minority groups, and investing in communities.

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    Green Economy

    Climate change, deforestation, water contamination, cancer-causing toxins, ecosystem decline: Canada must focus on the development of innovative greener industries that generate good jobs and globally competitive companies that can fuel Canada’s long-term economic well-being.

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    Social Democracy

    Social democracy is an array of social movements promoting equality and recognition of differences, including feminism, anti-racism, the environmental movement and struggles for the recognition of disability rights and Indigenous rights.

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  • Survey results

    What Kind of Economic Recovery do Canadians Want?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread anxiety and concern for Canadians across the country. As they look ahead to the economic recovery, most are looking for a bold and ambitious recovery. Canadians want a recovery that is fair and ensures the richest among them contribute and pay their share. A...