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Sunny ways for Canadian solar?

Canada’s trade win over U.S. tariffs on solar product imports is a good thing, but a regional strategy for decarbonization is where the money—and climate potential—really is.

Charting a way forward in Budget 2022

Opening remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2022 federal budget on Feb. 3, 2022

Want to see if your drug is safe? Health Canada has made it harder

Being able to access older information is vital to understanding how well Health Canada’s drug safety system is working

How (not) to make a North American car

The CUSMA automotive rules-of-origin dispute in perspective

Supermax case may signal shift in Canada’s policy on tackling forced labour

Enforcement of workers’ rights in global value chains has been a long time coming

What can governments do to combat inflation? A lot

Tackling inflation can be part of a public-led recovery—it only requires government to reduce or maintain prices in areas they control.

Not all provinces protect their poorest from inflation

Despite the likely transitory nature of this inflation, many of the poorest Canadians won’t be protected.

The tale of the dead oil pipeline and the zombie trade agreement

Two NAFTA lawsuits against President Joe Biden’s Keystone cancellation show the threats of investor–state arbitration to climate action

Patching up Canada’s income security net: Lessons from the pandemic

The big question now for Canada is whether, by design or default, we will revert to the “same old, same old” after the crisis.

At the WTO, Canada fiddles while the pandemic rages on

Temporarily suspending trade rules covering COVID-19 vaccines and treatments would speed up the global recovery. Our government has other plans.

As revenues boom, Queen’s Park tightens the screws

The biggest bite will come out of health care.

Next steps for federal housing policy: A look at 2021 election promises

New measures may help somewhat on the margins, but more fundamental changes in tax and regulatory policies will be needed to close the growing gap in housing.

A new trade vision for a Green New Deal

To get the just transition right, we need to defang trade and investment treaties that give polluters a veto on responsible and sustainable economic transformation.

A challenge to the 44th Parliament: Make the global fossil fuel phase-out your legacy

It is time for Canada to step up as a true climate leader by championing an international agreement to phase out all fossil fuels, including oil and gas.

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