Canada's pandemic recovery must be inclusive, forward-looking, and transformative.
It's one thing to "build back better," as many of our governments say they will do. But for whom are they building? How transformative are they really willing to be?
"Building back" onto systems that are not working is simply building on failure. That's why at rabble.ca, we're focused on what it means to build forward -- not back.
We're spending this year focused on holding governments accountable for the systems that have failed us, and featuring the stories of activists and changemakers who are fighting to change them. We need your help and support to do it.
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