Budget decisions are moral decisions: they reveal our values, affect how resources are allocated, and shape our common future as Canadians. Each year, the House of Commons Finance Committee asks Canadians to share their priorities and concerns for the federal budget. This year, CPJ responded by reflecting on the Biblical values of justice, love for neighbour and care for creation. We argued that our economy should be an economy of care.
The present economic and environmental crises highlight the fact that our economy has not provided care for people or creation. Moving beyond the crises requires that re-think our fundamental economic orientation. We need to expand our understanding of prosperity beyond economic growth to encompass social and environmental well-being.
Read CPJ's brief: Building an economy of care.