Canada's national debt grew after the Second World War, but the economy grew faster. With low borrowing costs, we're well positioned to run up debts that put Canadians back to work.
As we transition out of economic lockdown, the bank should encourage debt forgiveness. Easing mortgage and credit card debt is an effective way to promote growth.
With grim economic prospects forecast as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, campaigns have launched to rebuild the economy differently.
When labour is feminized, it is structurally undervalued and even delegitimized. The COVID-19 crisis further exposes the ways that this process puts workers in harm's way.
The for-profit rental market does not work for low-income people. It is past time for the federal government to once again champion affordable housing as it did after the Second World War.
Hoarding and price gouging are foundational to a capitalist system, one governed by the logic that the limitless capacity to accumulate is the impetus for human innovation and productive activity.
With pollution linked to increased death rates among COVID-19 patients, it is more urgent than ever for us to curb emissions and champion policies for an alternative economy.
In this time of crisis, it makes sense for world leaders to act in solidarity with strangers in other lands, and forgive African debts.
Even before the pandemic, there was a growing global consensus for cracking down on tax havens. Now it's time to make the rich and corporations pay their fair share.
No public service will ever be perfect, but a system of public services without the distraction of profits is our best security against the next crisis that will inevitably come our way.