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Budget Watch 2021: How Canada can budget for Buy America

Canadian business is understandably concerned about Buy America conditions on Biden’s US$2.3-trillion COVID recovery plan. But lobbying U.S. governments for waivers for Canadian suppliers can only get us so far. In addition, the Trudeau government should increase the pool of transit, water and green energy projects these firms can bid on—by attaching sustainable and social purchasing criteria to badly needed public infrastructure upgrades here in Canada.

Budget Watch 2021: Climate action more necessary than ever

Chump change won’t cut it here. The federal government should be spending upwards of $40 billion per year to accelerate our transition to a net zero carbon economy.

Budget Watch 2021: The rebuild must start with the care economy

Both Prime Minister Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland reiterated their commitment to lay the groundwork for a Canada-wide system of child care at the Liberal Policy Convention this past weekend.

Can we dare to hope?

The upcoming federal budget: The stakes could not be higher

Will the budget put muscle behind the oft-repeated Liberal "real change” mantra?

Will the green economy of the future work for everyone?

Ensuring a just transition towards a green recovery and a net-zero economy will require more ambitious federal action than is currently on the table.

Are multinational companies owed compensation for COVID-19 emergency measures?

In the context of COVID-19, state restrictions requiring businesses to close, price controls over health equipment, and emergency support programs could all give rise to costly investor–state dispute settlement suits.

Women – the real economic shock absorbers in Canada’s economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is shaping up to be a significant setback for women’s economic security, and those facing intersecting systemic discrimination are suffering the largest and most profound losses and face the greatest difficulties emerging from the crisis.

Balanced budget painted Saskatchewan into a corner

Who could have predicted that a pandemic would be so unpredictable?

Are you with us now? Questions for the new Nova Scotia Premier

As we remain in a state of emergency going on a year, here are our questions for the new premier of Nova Scotia.

Will Canada’s Federal Budget meet the COVID-19 Challenge?

A year ago, COVID-19 crashed the world economy. How and where the federal government invests now will determine if we "Build Back Better" or allow rampant inequality to persist.

Centrist Complacency: The U.S.Capitol insurrection is a warning to us all

It is imperative that we face the threat that white supremacists pose to what are already weak-functioning Western democracies.

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