The time to invest in a short- and long-term COVID-19 recovery plan is now.
Canada must help lower-income countries get control over COVID-19 vaccine technology
Every worker needs to know that they can stay home if sick and not see a gap in their wages.
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.
Democracy is built on trust and trust is built on openness.
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.
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.
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?
Will the budget put muscle behind the oft-repeated Liberal "real change” mantra?
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