Towards a more equal society: Getting the details right

City Council Chambers
Toronto City Hall
Toronto , ON
Event date: 
26 Jun 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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 It is free, and the council chamber is accessible.