The pandemic has exposed the many gaps in income supports for Canadian workers, so it's not surprising that it has renewed conversations on all sides about the concept of a basic or minimum income. Here's my latest column on the subject:
COVID-19 & Support for Small Businesses - Fact Sheet
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact for everyone across the country. Many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. The NDP has been advocating for measures to support small businesses.
I was encouraged by the government's support plan for the oil and gas sector that was finally announced on Friday. In short, I had asked the Minister of Natural Resources to support workers and not throw money at large corporations. Here's my column on all that.