While the NDP importantly raises many of the issues of inequality, injustice, and lack of opportunity facing Canadians, it fails, overall, to offer a credible set of ideas to make the country and Canadians better off.
Interest rates are nearly zero in real terms, and the former Bank of Canada governor has proposed a digital solution that could help us weather the next recession.
The Canadian government has cut away much of its capability to plan for big, long-term problems, unlike its counterpart in the U.K.
Canadians and Canadian companies have the skills, knowledge, and experience to capture a real share of the much-needed infrastructure projects around the world in the coming years.
Climate change represents an unprecedented moral responsibility for one generation to commit to major societal change for the benefit of future generations. Politicians should get on that.
The government has committed $35-billion over 11 years to help lever a major commitment of private capital for new infrastructure at a time when governments are hard-pressed to meet massive infrastructure needs.
Without better innovation results, we will not provide the good jobs we seek or generate the wealth to support the kind of society we want.
It is a sign of the times that in today’s political world, much of the focus is on rescuing the middle class.