A tax plan that includes progressive taxation and the creation of a sovereign wealth fund have the potential to improve lives post-pandemic.
On July 30, 2020, the Ontario government quietly released a study on staffing in long-term care. The government-initiated report recognizes "the critical importance of staffing in long-term care homes" and says the government must "urgently address the staffing crisis in long-term care, make long-term care homes a better place to live and work, implement staffing approaches that reflect and respond to the complexity of the sector and diverse resident needs."
It’s taken a pandemic for the Ontario government to finally grasp the vital role that personal support workers play in our health-care system, acknowledge how overworked they are and do something about how poorly they’re paid.
Carsharing returned to Calgary last month with the arrival of Montreal-based Communauto.
The news was celebrated with roughly the same fervour as car2go's abrupt departure in 2019 was mourned. Although Communauto's initial rollout will feature a much smaller zone of operation, smaller fleet and more restrictive parking measures than car2go, many hailed it as a step in the right direction.
Of course, that depends on where it is we're trying to go.
Where a pessimist sees risk, an optimist perceives opportunity. Canada’s cleantech entrepreneurs are the ultimate optimists, trying to provide the world with solutions for its growing environmental crises.