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Bring governments back better

By Independent Senator Rosa Galvez      

We need democracy back—stronger, wiser, and more open to new ideas—with all its checks and balances restored.

With a looming federal election, politicians are touring Canada this summer, including Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. Let us demand that political platforms describe in detail the goals and means to bring government to a bolder, fairer, more efficient, more dynamic, and more proactive role, writes Sen. Rosa Galvez. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade

To many of us, it might seem like an eternity has passed since the World Health Organization announced in January 2020 the appearance of a mysterious coronavirus-related pneumonia in Wuhan, China. Today, COVID-19 has evolved into four variants around the world infecting 188.3 million people and causing more than four million deaths. Throughout this time, one truth resonates loudly: COVID-19 did not break the system, it exposed a broken system. Indeed.

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