A Budget for the Rest of Us: The 2012 Alternative Federal Budget

March 15, 2012

The 2012 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB): A Budget for the Rest of Us, was launched today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

What makes the AFB different? It recognizes and proposes preliminary solutions to climate change and rampant inequality. The AFB addresses the underlying structural weaknesses in our economy and recommends building blocks that will repair and ensure the long-term prosperity of our economy. Lastly, the AFB proposes innovative public investment initiatives that will help us avoid “a lost decade of high unemployment, depressed incomes, and chronic insecurity. Many of these proposals include CED principles, and CCEDNet is a proud contributor to the AFB report.

This document demonstrates how sound fiscal and policy choices can create jobs, reduce poverty, turn Canada into an environmental leader and strengthen Canadian communities.

[Download the AFB]

More information:
Visit www.policyalternatives.ca/afb2012

For pdf copies of each chapter, contact Kirsten Bernas at