Mission critical: key policy priorities for tough times and a minority Parliament
One immediate priority area is strengthening income supports, after COVID-19 exposed the inadequacy of the current social safety net.
A skeletal House of Commons Chamber hosts a meeting of the special COVID-19 committee on May 13, 2020. In the quest to build parliamentary consensus, one research-backed roadmap to start from is the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Federal Budget, suggest the CCPA's Erika Shaker and David Macdonald. The AFB is published annually in collaboration with 100 of the country’s most prominent public policy experts, economists, and organizations. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade