One year into the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the lives of millions of people in this country, Canadian billionaires have increased their wealth by $78 billion.
Will the budget put muscle behind the oft-repeated Liberal "real change” mantra?
We are far less likely to recognize households living in poverty as a public health issue, societal crisis or economic problem that we should solve collectively.
The CERB was a critical support for many workers impacted by pandemic closures. For low-wage workers, the benefit funds were likely used to cover critical expenses. As such, it's unlikely that Canadians living below the poverty line will have money set aside for their pending CERB tax bill.
On April 1st, Nova Scotia’s minimum hourly wage increased from $12.55 to $12.95. Is it now “too high” or “too low”?
The pandemic has exposed the disastrous result of government cuts to vital investments, especially in health care and long-term care. Does the latest budget undo the damage?
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.
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