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Equality Breakfast with Linda McQuaig

What better way to jump start  the day than by attending Vancouver West Coast Leaf's yearly  Equality Breakfast celebrating 100 Years of International Women's Day. This year the speaker was Linda McQuaig. A excellent knowledgeable speaker on her topic of interest inequality of taxation in Canada. She talked about the massive transferr of wealth to the top elite through laws that show preferential treatment to the top 1% of the population. Her talk enforced to me how important it is to elect representatives in politics that would return this country to a more progressive tax system as we had in the post war era.
Linda has written several books her latest which is The Trouble with Billionaires written with tax professor  Neil Brooks. This book shows the rise of an exceptionally wealthy new elite & shows the far  reaching negative consequences for society. I look forward to reading her book