As commentators around the world have noted, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build back better. We don’t have to go back to normal.
Following the 2008 financial crisis, countries around the world put together stimulus packages with varying emphasis on clean energy. The U.S., under then-president Barack Obama, was one of the largest clean energy spenders, second only to China. The Hill Times file photograph
“This is a meaningful, shovel-ready project that will create jobs for local workers.”
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'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.