Economic recovery is important, but it needs to include all Canadians. Three years after the 2008-09 recession, many people, including youth, new immigrants, Aboriginal people, single-parent families, and people with disabilities are being left behind. In our brief outlining recommendations for Budget 2013 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, we make the case that economic growth at all costs does not equal well-being. The good news, however, is that we can reduce poverty, safeguard the environment, pursue the common good, and help the economy at the same time.
Read CPJ’s brief: Promoting the Common Good.