Brown-Bag Lunch Panel Discussion on 2013 Federal Budget Announced

March 28, 2013

The Manitoba Federation of Labour is hosting a one hour, Brown-Bag lunch panel discussion about the 2013 Federal Budget.

‘Federal Budget 2013 – What’s in it for you?’ is part of a tour undertaken by NDP MP Peggy Nash to promote the NDP Alternative Federal Budget (AFB). The NDP AFB has five key priorties: a hiring tax credit for youth, veteran’s healthcare, infrastructure (roads, bridges, over/underpasses), commute times, and pensions/OAS. Coffee and soft drinks will be available.

Invited to sit on the panel are CUPE National President Paul Moist, PSAC Regional Director Marianne Hladun and NDP MP Peggy Nash.

Event details can be found at the MFL events page.

Check out the following links to background information about the 2013 federal budget:

Canadian Labour Congress Analysis of 2013 Federal Budget

Canadians for Tax Fairness – 2013 Federal Budget Analysis

Canadian Union of Public Employees – Key Points from 2013 Federal Budget

Canadian Association of Retired People – Analysis of 2013 Federal Budget

Campaign 2000 to End Popverty – Analysis of 2013 Federal Budget

New Shoes and a Haircut: Budget 2013 not so pretty for women in Canada,” by Kate McInturff, CPPA

“Austerity through Infrastructure Cuts,” by David Macdonald, CCPA