Tell Jim Flaherty that cutting public services and jobs is not the only way to reduce the deficit

The federal government is expected to introduce an austerity budget on March 29 that will cut vital public services and many of the public sector jobs that deliver them. This approach will lead to more unemployment, lower tax revenue, dimished social programs, and could even push the Canadian economy back into recession.

But there is an alternative to cutbacks as a way to reduce the deficit.

The Alternative Federal Budget, released today, shows how the federal budget could create over 300,000 jobs, reduce poverty, protect the environment, implement a national pharmacare plan, introduce a child care initiative, and still reduce the deficit.

Let Jim Flaherty know that you support the Alternative Federal Budget.