Month: February 2014

Parliament

Budget 2014: The Road to Balance – but at what cost?

Jim Flaherty released the federal budget yesterday afternoon, and as expected it presented a “business-as-usual” approach. Announced in the midst of the Sochi Olympics, Budget 2014 contained few new policy announcements, achieving its goal of a quiet release. That silence was heard across Canada as those concerned with stubbornly high poverty rates, continued inaction against...

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Parliament

Press Release: Budget 2014 – Canada disowns the podium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON: February 11, 2014 – Today’s federal budget will not win any medals. Though Christians across Canada have advocated for change, Budget 2014 gave those concerned with poverty, climate change, and refugees little to cheer for. “Nowhere near the podium, the federal government has missed an opportunity to lead, and has failed...

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An alternative take on the 2014 federal budget

An alternative take on the 2014 federal budget

Have you ever wondered what the federal budget would look like if Citizens for Public Justice and other anti-poverty, environmental, and civil society organizations had the chance to write it? It’s all contained in this year’s Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), a collaborative project CPJ and several of our partner organizations contribute to annually. It was...

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