CCPA releases its new 2014 Alternative Federal Budget today
Feb. 5, 2014 -- The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a partner in Campaign 2000, released its 2014 Alternative Federal Budget.
The Alternative Federal Budget 2014: Striking a Better Balance shows what the federal government could do if it decided to seriously address Canadians’ largest social, economic, and environmental concerns. It delivers a plan that would lift 855,000 Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost the economy, lower unemployment to 5.4%—and still balance the budget one year later than the federal government plan.
Specifically, it proposes to double the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) in order to reduce child poverty by 26% (Cost: $3.1 billion/year). So, you may want to comment on this and/or you may hear from the press in your communities. More: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/afb2014