Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole is attacking elites, globalization, Bay Street finance, and the corporate focus on shareholder value. It has already caused dismay among traditional Conservative supporters.
So which party will have the best answers on how to raise the potential growth rate of the economy? This should be the really critical debate. The outcome will determine our future for years to come.
But it is foolish to make the leap from this to pronounce Canada a world leader in the electric vehicle industry.
As we look ahead, the need for a more innovative and productive economy is more urgent than ever, which means that the quality of public policies is critical.
We need productive public investment now for a clean and smart post-pandemic economy if we are to avoid long-term unemployment and economic stagnation.
Climate action, the Throne Speech said, 'will be the cornerstone of our plan to support and create a million jobs across the country.' But how will this happen? What is the strategy? Is there a plan?
We have yet to face up to the fact that we don’t have an economy that can deliver. We have to rebuild better out of the wreckage of the pandemic econmy for a new, post-pandemic world.
It’s time we came to grips with the reality that Canada does not have an economy today that can deliver good jobs and the wealth we need to sustain and expand the public goods we value.