It is a sign of the times that in today’s political world, much of the focus is on rescuing the middle class. A generation earlier, the focus was on fighting poverty and improving life for those with the smallest share of the economic pie. But technology and globalization, along with the excessive power of financial capital, have changed all that.
At the same time, with limited real wage gains and high housing costs, Canadians are hard-pressed to set aside savings for their future retirement.
TORONTO—It’s natural enough that in an election year when the unemployment rate is at a record low that the Trudeau government should feel a little boastful—and hope voters will reward them.
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The 'biggest point of concern right now' is 'making sure that we keep those shipments of fresh vegetables and other commodities rolling in by truck across the border, truck or train,' says John Manley.
The number of lobbying files connected to COVID-19 has exploded in the last week, with 90 registrations for 55 organizations outlining plans to push federal officials on issues ranging from policy to funding.
In Canada, separate projects are underway that would combine phone location data with positive COVID-19 diagnoses to notify individuals about potential exposure in what their creators say are privacy-friendly ways.