Excerpts from the brief:
This submission makes three recommendations for the Committee’s consideration with regards to the preparation of the 2012 federal budget:
1. Place a high priority on increasing Canada’s annual investments in early childhood care and learning from our current 0.25% of GDP to the recommended UNICEF benchmark of 1% of GDP.
2. Focus spending and re-design federal tax policy with the aim of reversing the growth of income inequality in Canada.