Health care, inflation, cost of living top issues in this House session: pollsters, pundits
The next session of Parliament is expected to reflect the mood of the nation and its priorities and a health-care deal with the provinces will be a top priority. But the government will also need to rethink its role in health care which is clearly not a positive right now, says pollster Frank Graves.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s federal budget will be the first post-pandemic budget. 'The ironic twist is that during the pandemic, which was the biggest disruption to the world in a century, Canadians felt more financially secure about the federation and personally in 2020, compared to before the pandemic,' says Nik Nanos. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade