A CPP expansion would be a blunt solution to a narrow and largely subjective issue, say Philip Cross and Sean Speer.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is conducting pre-budget consultations across the country. 'The underlying assumptions behind the government’s support for a CPP expansion have not been fully fleshed out,' write Philip Cross and Sean Speer. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The following is an excerpt from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s policy paper from its series From a Mandate For to a Plan to Govern. The full paper can be found here.
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'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.
As the epidemic reshapes everything, it’s time for the country to put aside traditional convictions and economic frameworks and try to pull together to build a future better suited to a changing, endangered world.
Furey’s greatest challenge will not be enthusiasm or passion, but rather the provincial political system that has rarely rewarded disruption and provides benefits for ward keepers who do not shake things up.