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    Student Debt

    Backgrounder | Friday, 18 Sep 2015
    “There are no immovable barriers to education.”Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO “From better health to increased wealth, education is the catalyst of a better future for millions of...

    Costing a Guaranteed Liveable Income

    Backgrounder | Sunday, 19 Jul 2015
    The costing of Guaranteed Liveable Income (GLI) depends on the size of the guarantee and the rate of clawback for those earning income. The “clawback” means how we tax the money a person earns above...

    Grow fair trade: shape and strengthen global governance

    Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
     GPC 2015 platform background paper Success for Canada in the international sphere starts at home, where we can build on the strengths of our land, our people, and our economy. In negotiations abroad...

    More justice in the justice system

    Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
    GPC 2015 background platform paperWe are fortunate to live in one of the safest countries on earth.   Canada’s rate of violent crime continues to drop.  Yet we continue to be subjected...

    Work for peace - Canada as a global leader

    Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
    GPC 2015 platform background paper Canada is fundamentally a peaceful country.  We should be constructive participants in our global community, enhancing our peacekeeping capabilities and providing a...

    Agriculture and a food strategy for Canada

    Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
    GPC 2015 platform background paper Canada needs an innovative forward-thinking food strategy – one that promotes food security, food safety, and healthy food. We must protect the soil we depend upon...

    More than a round of applause for arts and culture

    Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
    GPC 2015 platform background paper At the height of the Second World War, the British cabinet considered increasing funding for the arts. A sceptical cabinet member asked if, given the war effort,...

    Governments can get along and get things done

    Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
    GPC 2015 platform background paper Canadians are all too familiar with the different levels of government arguing with one another.  What we really need from governments is cooperation and reasonable...