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A Stream of Consciousness Livestream Event:


BC Budget 2018: Where's the beef?
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 | 6pm-8pm PT
2 Hours
Victoria, BC

Generation Squeeze got it’s start in the research of Dr. Paul Kershaw, a Professor in the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. Dr. Kershaw and colleagues like Lynell Anderson began connecting the dots, eventually describing a 360-degree socioeconomic “squeeze” facing millions of younger Canadians, keeping them from reaching their potential and making it harder to do things like start & raise a family.

Event Summary


Generation Squeeze can help you decide for yourself whether the first NDP BC Budget boldly tackles the affordability crisis, by breaking down the numbers, the promises, and what it all means.

New policy updates and budget increases in the millions of dollars often look and sound beefy, but don’t actually add up to much. So, how will young British Columbians know if changes to things like child care and housing policy are actually meaningful?

For the BC NDP to fulfill their many promises to make life more affordable, they’ll need to deliver bold policy changes, and make brave investments in younger people. Life has become too crushingly unaffordable for us to wait any longer.


– Marie Metaphor Specht: poet, visual artist, teacher and member of the 2016 Vic Slam Team, shares a powerful spoken word poem with us!
– Paul Kershaw and other Gen Squeezers discuss key areas of the budget, letting you know where it’s actually beefy, and where it falls short.
– Local people who are feeling the squeeze share their stories.


Got some burning provincial budget questions already? Shoot us an email at We’ll send you an answer, and might feature your query during our live event!

Get caught up on all things BC budget with our preview blog on what’s been promised, what solutions we’re looking for, and what’s coming up next.

Kiddos are most welcome to attend! The event will be live-broadcast, so we’ll have escape routes ready if your little ones get particularly lively 😉

The Digital Ticket

6pm at Sunset Labs in downtown Victoria, B.C., where we’ll enjoy a social hour of food, refreshments, and mingling before the event goes LIVE to the world. Visit our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE to RSVP for the in-person event!

At 7pm we’ll begin our province-wide livestreamed discussion event. It’s FREE to join us online!

About Our Venue

Sunset Labs is an intimate waterfront multi-purpose venue located downtown Victoria, Canada. This beautiful, high-tech venue hosts live broadcasts, meetings & workshops, dance nights, film screenings, live rock shows, fashion events, book fairs and everything else the community comes up with. For more information on this space, visit our website at