Dear Members of the Standing Committee on Finance:
I am adding my voice to thousands of others calling on the Government of Canada to fund a green and just recovery. Countries like Germany and France have already taken this step. It's time for us to catch up.
We don't want to go back to "normal" if that means an ongoing climate crisis, economic inequality, and racial injustice. Polls show that a majority of Canadians want to build back better.
But, we won't get there with old spending patterns. We need to end fossil fuel subsidies, tax havens for the rich, and growing budgets for policing instead of community services. We need a 2021 budget that focuses on the health and well being of Canadians and that helps build a better world for our kids to grow up in.