We now have a once-in-a-century opportunity to fashion workable economic solutions to poverty, discrimination, homelessness, youth unemployment, the lack of mental health supports and inadequate childcare.
Anti-poverty activists and organizers, pictured on Parliament Hill on Oct. 12, 2017. We can go down a traditional path to recovery or we can fashion a truly equitable economic rebuild. The upcoming budget will signal if Ottawa is seeking a meaningful transition to inclusive economic change that provides tangible benefits for all, write Abdul Nakua and Bruce MacDonald. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As the vaccine rollout gathers steam, the long-awaited economic rebuild is finally around the corner.
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Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
‘I don’t need to hear from Chrystia Freeland … about their most recent budget for 90 minutes in order to understand the decision about prorogation,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie of a Liberal-suggested compromise.