Whoever wins will not be party members’ overwhelming first choice. They will need to signal they will work hard to build trust with party members and the broader public, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Transgender children and youth, especially racialized and impoverished transgender children and youth, are among the most vulnerable people living in Canada today. At this moment of rising anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, and transphobia, the Senate has an opportunity to offer not just my kid, but all kids in Canada, a chance to expand their understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of human experience. As Florence herself says, passing this bill is 'just being respectful.'
That is why you will hear no complaints from us about the recent vote. ALPA won fair and square and we wish them all the best in representing WestJet pilots. Now it is up to Senators to ensure workers in all federally regulated sectors get to maintain the secret ballot rights our pilots recently exercised.
With flood risks increasing and the societal costs mounting in Canada, an investment in both green and grey infrastructure, both the built and the natural, would help save countless Canadian basements and sleepless nights—not to mention taxpayer dollars.