Banks’ Obscene Profit = Child Poverty

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First quarter (3 month) bank profits in Canada were $5.3 billion for the big six banks. The Conference Board of Canada reports that Canada ranks 15 of 17 in the developed world regarding child poverty rates. The child poverty rate increased by 2% between the mid-90s and the mid-00s. Should the world really Follow Canada’s lead on the issue of a bank tax?

This came to me second hand already. Looks like it’s going viral. Common sense SHOULD go viral! Do your viral work, interwebs!

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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

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Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website,

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