The Leap Manifesto
A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Date Written: 2015-09-16
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17856
We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
The money we need to pay for this great transformation is available -- we just need the right policies to release it. Like an end to fossil fuel subsidies. Financial transaction taxes. Increased resource royalties. Higher income taxes on corporations and wealthy people. A progressive carbon tax. Cuts to military spending. All of these are based on a simple "polluter pays" principle and hold enormous promise.
One thing is clear: public scarcity in times of unprecedented private wealth is a manufactured crisis, designed to extinguish our dreams before they have a chance to be born.