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Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. Image credit: Marco Mendicino/Facebook
Mehdi Rizvi | To boost immigration levels, Canada has introduced a new one-time program for international graduates and temporary foreign workers in essential occupations.
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Linda McQuaig | To the surprise of many, U.S. President Joe Biden is making a daring bid to overturn much of the mean-spirited conservative economic agenda that's dominated America and the world since the 1980s.
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Chuka Ejeckam | In a conversation about policy priorities, is economic benefit the most pertinent aspect of a transformative investment in child care? Or, does it harm the broader pursuit of justice and liberation?
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David J. Climenhaga | It's reasonable to assume the committee is intended to provide and justify the excuses the UCP will need to keep Alberta out of what is sure to be an enormously popular program.
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Alex Himelfarb | Yes, deficits are growing, but if government is truly to make a comeback, if we are to usher in a rebalancing of public and private, individual and collective, this budget is just a down payment.
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Rick Salutin | When is the right time to reverse the spread of inequality and the decline in services: long-term care, pharmacare, child care, university costs? It's any time, or the day before.
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Cathy Crowe | Another year, another budget and a huge disconnect symbolized by a pair of high-heeled shoes. Canadians' housing needs remain unanswered.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday afternoon's COVID-19 update. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | What the Kenney government is really not interested in is affordable, accessible child care oriented to the needs of children and parents, not profit, privatization, and market ideology.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's 2021 budget is a watershed document. It signals a major shift toward more government spending and increased federal regulation of the economy.
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Lorenzo Vargas | Are we seeing a shift in economic thinking towards a model in which high unemployment, massive wealth concentration, or inequitable access to services are seen as the real crises to be tackled?
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Marjorie Griffin Cohen | This budget addresses one of the very crucial care issues that the Liberal Party has promised many, many times over many, many years -- child care.
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Colleen Fuller | If you had to choose between fighter jets we don't need and doubling one year's worth of education, health care, social services and equalization payments for all Canadians, which would it be?