The Quebec situation in the context of falling tax revenues and deteriorating social programs
Hey babblers - wrote this piece about what's going in in Quebec (I'm in Montreal)
I was spending a lot of time arguing with people who were against the protests, or didn't undersatnd them, and instead of repeating the same points over and over I decided to write this and refer people to it.
I really think that if we shift the narrative of the Quebec situation from people refusing to pay more tuition, to the idea that Canada's wealth has doubled while corporate taxes have plummeted so that we can no longer afford to fund education or health care, we can get the whole country banging pots and pans and demanding major policy changes.
Let me know what you think, including criticisms, as I can always edit it.
I want to make pamphlet versions of this, and a short version just with graphics and captions - if anyone knows where I can find inflation adjusted graphs of things like total tax revenue per capita, corporate profits over time, corporate tax revenues per capita, corporate tax revenues over time, average (not median) wealth, federal healthcare transfers per capita, and other useful charts, please let me know!