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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...

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...

Canadian economic union

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paperBusinesses and individuals want to take their goods, services, or skills across provincial borders.  Yet they face a veritable obstacle course of differing...

The real security agenda - Emergency preparedness and public safety

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper One of the most critical responsibilities for the federal government is to ensure public safety, broadly defined, and adequate emergency preparedness measures. ...

Justice and Reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paperAs the Truth and Reconciliation Commission so clearly and eloquently sets out, a full recognition and address of the lingering, multigenerational effects of...

Eliminate the infrastructure deficit - grow jobs and the economy

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper If only upgrading Canada’s basic infrastructure were as easy as upgrading our digital gadgets. Maybe then we would not be facing a backlog of construction and...

A comprehensive overhaul of our immigration and refugee protection system

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background papers Immigration is first and foremost about citizenship. Any reform must be accomplished in a way that strengthens our social fabric and is consistent with our...

Democratic reforms - Make Every Vote Count. Restore power to Parliament and the people

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paper Electoral reform: The first-past-the-post voting system has lost the confidence of Canadians. It is the only system which allows a party with a minority of votes to...