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With the country facing significant and unpredictable headwinds going into another federal election year, the 2019 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) shows that Canada can boost competitiveness and encourage innovation by investing in people, not by giving corporations more tax cuts.
In Part 2 of our feature on the state of the economy 10 years after the crisis, the Monitor heads to the bank. With radical ideas for reforming finance's retail, mortgage and investing functions from John Anderson, Michal Rozworski, Kevin Young and Alper Yagci, Roxanne Dubois and Brett Scott. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside this issue:
Alors que le pays fait face à des difficultés importantes et imprévisibles à l’approche d’une nouvelle année d’élection fédérale, le Budget fédéral alternatif (BFA) de 2019 montre que le Canada peut favoriser la compétitivité et encourager l’innovation en investissant dans les personnes, plutôt qu’en accordant d’autres réductions d’impôts aux sociétés.
OTTAWA — Alors que le pays fait face à des difficultés importantes et imprévisibles à l’approche d’une nouvelle année d’élection fédérale, le Budget fédéral alternatif (BFA) de 2019, dévoilé aujourd’hui par le Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA), montre que le Canada peut favoriser la compétitivité et encourager l’innovation en investissant dans les personnes, plutôt qu’en accordant d’autres réductions d’impôts aux sociétés.
  OTTAWA—With the country facing significant and unpredictable headwinds going into another federal election year, the 2019 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB)—released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)—shows Canada can boost competitiveness and encourage innovation by investing in people, not by giving corporations more tax cuts.
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Winnipeg cannot control broader macro pressures such as climate change or a stagnant global economy, but it can prepare for the changes that are coming. It can meet climate change with policy to mitigate damage, slow the rate of change, and build resilience. It can stimulate and grow the local economy while making sure that marginalized citizens are included.
The Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2018 is a blueprint of a budget for the people. The report lays out a sustainable fiscal framework that supports the development of inclusive and prosperous communities, where we take care of each other and our environment.
March 19, 2018 HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2018, released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia today, is a blueprint of a budget for the people. The report lays out a sustainable fiscal framework that supports the development of inclusive and prosperous communities, where we take care of each other and our environment.
VICTORIA—Significant investments in child care and affordable housing in today’s budget will greatly improve the lives of hundreds of thousands British Columbians as will progressive tax reform, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office. Still needed, however, are more financial commitments to climate action and reducing poverty.

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