January 2013

Presenter Name(s): 
John Stapleton

When discussing inequality taxes, deficit and the difficult policy frame of inequality often arise. So why is inequality so hard to fix? Is the pay scale solution to inequality a trap?  

Join Essential Skills Ontario Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 1:00PM ET for ‘Policy Musings on Inequality: Why is Inequality so Hard to Fix?’, the fourth in a series of six webinars on policy with John Stapleton from Open Policy Ontario.
In this free, one hour webinar, participants will:
• Learn about the difficult policy frame of inequality
• How civil society justifies inequality
• How inequality is a consequence of policy making
• Learn why inequality continues
There will time for questions at the end of the webinar.
*Please note that the opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Essential Skills Ontario.
Webinar Title: 
Policy Musings on Inequality: Why is Inequality so Hard to Fix?

John Stapleton worked for the Ontario Government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and its predecessors for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations. During his career, John was the senior policy advisor to the Social Assistance Review Committee and the Minister’s Advisory Group on New Legislation. His more recent government work concerned the implementation of the National Child Benefit. He is a Commissioner with the Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission and is a volunteer with St. Christopher House and Woodgreen Community Services of Toronto. John was Research Director for the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Toronto and was the co-chair of the working group associated with this project. He is undertaking an Innovations Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation. He teaches public policy and is a member of 25 in 5.

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Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 1:00pm