Backgrounders

Backgrounder: VIA Rail coast-to-coast passenger service under threat

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016 - Background for press release: VIA’s Canadian, the transcontinental passenger service between Toronto and Vancouver, is at high risk. In 1990, despite a recommendation from a blue-ribbon panel to make...

Student Debt

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

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...

Work for peace - Canada as a global leader

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...

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

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...

The real security agenda - Emergency preparedness and public safety

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. ...

Eliminate the infrastructure deficit - grow jobs and the economy

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...

Justice and Reconciliation for Indigenous Peoples of Canada

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...

Governments can get along and get things done

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...

Responsible environmental stewardship for Canada and the world.

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. ...
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