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Stephen Kimber | What if our finance minister chose Canadian values over the interests of a privileged minority?
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David Macdonald | It's 2016 and Canada is a long way from ending poverty, but three promising developments are about to lift almost half a million people above the poverty line.
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Peter Bleyer, David Macdonald, Kate McInturff | The Alternative Federal Budget proves we can fight climate change and create jobs. It demonstrates we can raise the standard of living for everyone, not just for a wealthy few.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' annual Alternative Federal Budget deserves more attention than ever, now that we have a government that has affinity for at least some of its ideas.
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Seth Klein | New federal finance minister Bill Morneau has invited Canadians to submit their ideas and priorities for the next Federal Budget.
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David Macdonald | This year's Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that we can afford to make choices that would benefit the vast majority of Canadians, not just those at the top of the income scale.
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David Macdonald, Kate McInturff | Canadians need more than a zero. They need safe food, clean water, and affordable housing. The Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that we can afford to meet those needs and deliver the good.
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Murray Dobbin | We live in a fabulously wealthy country. Everything we dream of is possible, including prosperity and equality. But it requires a political party with the courage to put forward Big Ideas.
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Marc Lee | For the Harper Government, the optics of tabling a balanced budget by 2015, in time for the next election, seem to trump the reality of unemployed Canadians right now.
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Duncan Cameron | Canada needs to be rid of the idea that for the public good, and the general welfare, the federal government needs to balance the budget.
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Armine Yalnizyan, David Macdonald | This year the AFB is more inclusive than ever with 27 chapters written by over 90 contributors each laying out progressive policy ideas ready for implementation.
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Emma Lui | The Harper government failed to adequately prioritize key water issues such as drinking water in First Nation communities and Great Lakes protection in the budget.