Towards a more equal society: Getting the details right
This meeting describes a full agenda of how we can begin to create a more equal society. In five minutes, each speaker will providing a short and snappy summary of the most important changes governments need to make.
Here are the topics and the speakers:
Ontario child benefit: Laurel Rothman, Family Service Association,
Income support and welfare: Cindy Wilkey, Income Security Action Centre
Affordable housing: Michael Shapcott , Wellesley Institute
Child care: Shani Halfon, Childcare Resource and Research Unit
Post-secondary education: Sarah Jayne King, Ontario chair, Canadian Federation of Students
Gambling: Wayne Olson
Progressive taxes: Toby Sanger, Canadians for Fair Taxation
Capital gains and inheritance tax: TBA
Minimum wages: TBA
Job stabilization, security, employment insurance: TBA
Gender and economic inequality: Deena Ladd, Workers Action Centre
Racialization and economic inequality: Avvy Go, Colour of Poverty Campaign.
Health care: Doug Allan, Ontario Health Coalition
You'll hear lots of good ideas by the best speakers we can find on these subjects.
This meeting is sponsored by http://www.economicinequality.ca. It is free, and the council chamber is accessible.