Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lagging Behind

Yesterday I posted an item about child poverty on Canada.

Today, Ed Broadbent offers his thoughts on the subject in an op ed piece in the Globe.

The NDP needs someone of Broadbent's calibre.


Keith said...

David, your link to the Ed Broadbent story does not work.
Broadbent wants a 5 to 6 percent surtax on incomes above $250K to help pay for programs dealing with child poverty and homelessness.
I still believe the way to go is with a higher value added tax where everone contributes. Europeans have VAT's ranging from 18 to 25 per cent and there seems to be less disparity between the rich and poor.

Jeff Taylor said...

In a country as rich as Canada and with the relatively small population as we have, child poverty is unacceptable. Unfortunately, it's not in the best interest of the 'top 10 percent' to share the wealth so things will never change. In fact, as Canada's population grows, it will only get worse.