Paul Martin's Economic Record: Living Standards of Working Families and Prospects for Future Prosperity

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is releasing a series of ten technical papers to accompany the 2004 Alternative Federal Budget. "...the overall economic record is more flawed when viewed from the perspective of working families, who have mainly increased their incomes by working longer hours. The quality of jobs has not greatly improved, despite strong employment growth. And income inequality and poverty have both increased when account is taken of the state of the business cycle. Re-distributive economic transfers, economic security, and access to public and social services were all undermined by Mr. Martin's spending cuts, particularly cuts to the Employment Insurance program and transfers to the provinces." Download the CCPA's report (in PDF) focusing on working families.