What values should determine economic policies in Canada?
Our Economic Policy <ul><li>We will collect taxes through a small PST (2-3%). This, with the money provided by GST, will provide adequate social programs. 35% will go toward health care, 25% will be reserved for education, 3% will go towards recreation and culture, 5% will go towards transportation and communication, 11% will go towards social services, 6% will go to protection of persons and property, 6% will go to resource conservation and industry, 5% will go towards the environment, 2% will go towards debt charges, and 2% will go to other fees. </li></ul>
Range of Values and Perspectives <ul><li>In our economic policy we took into account the values and perspectives of the people using social services and the people who pay for them. We did this by asking those who used the pensions and health care provided how they felt about social programs, and then we asked regular tax payers who had not used social programs extensively. </li></ul>
Our Values <ul><li>We believe that we should help those in need, regardless of their personal wealth. Whether or not a person has money should not dictate if they get health care. Canada became what it is today by helping those in need. We believe that Canada will continue to prosper if we use these same values. </li></ul>
How Would We use Taxation? <ul><li>We would use the GST provided by the average citizen to pay for a majority of the social services. We would also implement a small PST of approximately 2-3% to help to improve the quality and availability of these social programs. </li></ul>
Critical Social Programs <ul><li>We believe that health care (35%) and education (25%) are the most important social programs to our economic policy. We value these programs because health care helps those who need help regardless of personal wealth. Education is also very important because it helps the children of today to be prepared to enter into the world of tomorrow. </li></ul>
Where Does it Fit In? <ul><li>Our economic policy would lie more towards the left on the economic continuum than where Canada’s economy currently is. This is because the government would choose what social programs to fund and the quality of the services provided. </li></ul>Planned Market Mixed Canada Our Economic Policy