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Chair of the Board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank Michael Sabia pictured during an announcement about the infrastructure bank at Sir John A. Macdonald building in Ottawa on Oct. 1. The growth plan outlined at the press conference will guide the infrastructure bank through the next two to three years. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Infrastructure bank’s $10-billion growth plan raises hope of green bond push in Canada

Green bonds are fixed-income financial instruments usually used to secure funding for sustainable infrastructure projects.
Opinion|By David Crane
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.
Opinion|By Nyambura Githaiga
A well-fed world means improved health, more socio-economic growth, and hope for a better global future.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Canadian multiculturalism has come to signify racialized Canadians tryna make a dollar out of 15 cents while white Canadians enjoy access to good-paying, secure jobs in industries that haven’t missed a beat.
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Plus, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting has been given the green light to begin its work.
Opinion|By Gilles G. Patry
Once Canada gets its own GHG reduction program in order, it needs to join with other  countries to work towards an effective worldwide GHG reduction plan, a successor to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Two confidence votes, two near misses in two weeks prepares voters for the fact that an election will come sooner rather than later.
Opinion|By Dan Clement
Ottawa’s financial support is a clear indication that their pandemic support plan includes everyone in Canada, no matter who they are or where they live.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
For the NDP to be successful, the Conservatives must have a leader who doesn’t overly spook progressives. 
If we accept that the future of the Senate involves groupings of Senators around shared values, it seems unreasonable to make it more difficult for senators to align themselves accordingly.
'The government has, for now, established that it’s willing to take things to the brink, if it has to, and it’s not afraid of an election,' says Queen's University professor Kathy Brock.
Plus, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki resists Indigenous Services Minister Marc MIller’s assessment that the force 'let down' Mi'kmaw fishermen.
Opinion|By Scott Higgins
Thanks to the power of artificial intelligence, data also now allow us to 'model' better than ever—providing us with detailed and accurate blueprints of where, say, Canada’s fresh water is headed.
Opinion|By Ian Robb
To ensure federal dollars are put to work to support industries and their workers, financial relief conditioned on full participation in CEWS and other worker retention measures are critical.  
News|By Beatrice Paez
The nail-biter 146-180 vote came down in large part to the NDP. Its 24 representatives voted alongside the Liberals and the Greens’ three-member caucus in defeating a Conservative motion.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
If you were young, had hair of a different colour or tattoos, and were in a flash car, you stood a statistically significant chance of having an unpleasant encounter with SARS.
Soon, we will have the chance of a lifetime to transition towards a climate-neutral green economy based on green infrastructure—one that permits us to tackle the climate emergency and ensure a just society.
Opinion|By Ursula Eicker
Carbon neutral eco-districts are not built today because high quality buildings with integrated renewables require higher initial investments that pay off, of course, but only after 10 or more years.
Opinion|By Matti Siemiatycki
What’s needed is a new approach to infrastructure that thinks of every investment as contributing to a healthier, more prosperous, equitable, and greener future.
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