New publication highlights 50 policy ideas to make Canada stronger

TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Maytree's most recent publication, Charting Prosperity: Practical Ideas for a Stronger Canada, presents policy recommendations that would contribute to Canada's prosperity while fighting poverty. It proposes more than 50 ideas, among them:

  • Make refundable the caregiver and infirm dependant tax credits;
  • Amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act to address voter dilution;
  • Adopt a national action plan to combat human trafficking;
  • End the low-skilled temporary foreign worker program; and
  • Eliminate processing fees for refugees.

Released immediately following the federal election, the report includes important details about why the recommendations are important, what specific investments should be made, and how the change could be undertaken.

"It is a great time to discuss ideas that alleviate poverty and protect the most vulnerable among us," explains Alan Broadbent, Chairman of Maytree. "We have worked hard to develop recommendations that are both practical and ready to implement."

The policy proposals have been prepared by Maytree, its partners and grantees. Some work in academia, others lead progressive organizations, or are managers engaged in the day-to-day delivery of services and programs.

For the full report and more detail on the recommendations, visit: http://maytree.com/policy/recommendations.

About Maytree: Established in 1982, Maytree is a private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity through its policy insights, grants and programs. The foundation has gained international recognition for its expertise in developing, testing and implementing programs and policy solutions related to immigration, integration and diversity. www.maytree.com.

SOURCE Maytree Foundation

For further information:

Media contact:
Markus Stadelmann-Elder, 416-944-2627 ext. 284, mselder@maytree.com.

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