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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...

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. ...

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...

Responsible environmental stewardship for Canada and the world.

Backgrounder | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015
GPC 2015 platform background paperCanadians are custodians of a natural heritage of global importance.  At 9.15 million km2, Canada has the second largest land surface of any country. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...