(The following is transcripted testimony of Peggy Taillon presented before the House of Commons Committee on Finance, April 30, 2013)
Why address growing inequality? If left to fester it will tear apart he very fabric of Canadian society.....equality connects us, binds us together....builds cohesion.
Social cohesion is not just the absence of conflict. It is the ability to move forward in the same direction with shared purpose. It is a mandatory requisite for a smaller, trading country like Canada. We can only exercise our full strength through some essential level of agreement.
Canada must have continuous nation building by furthering a genuine consensus across provinces, cultures and languages. We require much more than passive tolerance of one another to advance on our common problems.