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CCPA presentation to the federal finance committee

The time to invest in a short- and long-term COVID-19 recovery plan is now.

Seed is key to the kingdom

CUSMA puts Canada’s multi-billion dollar grain sector in jeopardy by giving new U.S. access to the Canadian grain handling system and regulatory change processes

Mother’s Day under COVID-19, again

Work and mental health are challenging many mothers

It’s time for Canada to support the WTO TRIPS waiver

Canada must help lower-income countries get control over COVID-19 vaccine technology

COVID-19 and workers: A year later, support is urgently needed

Every worker needs to know that they can stay home if sick and not see a gap in their wages.

How to create a paid sick leave plan for Ontario

It’s not rocket science—a strong provincial sick leave plan can be created quickly by following a few basic principles.

The Day of Mourning is April 28. The time for paid sick leave is now

For labour activists, it’s a sombre occasion—sadness layered over a base of quiet anger. But this year that anger won’t be quiet. Not a chance.

A Just Border Carbon Adjustment? A Primer

Canada, the United States and Europe are all considering ways to tax imports to fend off carbon leakage—outsourcing to countries where there is no carbon tax or environmental protections are less strict. Here's what you need to know.

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?

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