Yesterday, with the participation and support of economists, researchers, and leadership from a broad spectrum of civil society organizations, the CCPA released our 2016 Alternative Federal Budget.
This year's AFB delivers a plan that would lift 1.1 million Canadians out of poverty, reduce income inequality, boost economic growth, and, at its peak, result in 520,000 new jobs, bringing Canada’s unemployment rate to 6.0%.
The full budget document, video, and infographics are available at www.policyalternatives.ca/afb2016.
AFB Press Coverage
Since its release, we've seen some great press coverage of this year's Alternative Federal Budget. Below you'll find a round-up of some of the latest stories:
- Canada's Government Smallest In 60 Years, Needs Corporate Tax Hikes: CCPA [Huffington Post Canada]
- Don't fear big deficits, says think-tank that created alternative budget [CBC News]
- With free tuition and ambitious tax measures, Alternative Budget dares Liberals to think big [rabble.ca]
You can also read remarks from the 2016 Alternative Federal Budget press conference held Thursday, March 10 on Parliament Hill. Click here for the transcript.