Green New Deal/LEAP

Jon Milton
Eaton Centre, March 19, 2020, Photo - Sean Marshall

MAY 27, 2020

Strengthening the care economy, expanding the public sector, and a Green New Deal are vital in the wake of COVID-19

A good reflex to have, if we’re critical of reopening the economy in the same way as it was before, is to use the term ‘reconstruction’ rather than ‘recovery,’” says Guillaume Hébert.

“That choice of terms is, itself, a political choice.”

Sharon Zhang
Construction workers wear protective face masks in the streets of Bushwick, New York, on May 19, 2020.

May 25, 2020

A study published in Nature Climate Change recently found that, in early April, daily global carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 17 percent compared to the 2019 mean levels. Because of shelter-in-place rules and businesses being closed, people have been driving and flying less, leading to lower emissions.

Socialists for Retirement Security
Washing our Hands of Financialized Pensions

[Not only are existing pensions too few, too poor, and/or facing increased downward pressure with repeated stock market crashes, but some of our pension funds actually invest in high objectionable businesses. Another needed element of a "green recovery"....Gene McGuckin]

May 21, 2020

Claire O’Manique
Parliament & the Planet - Mike Gifford

May 20, 2020

This crisis has reinforced what we already know — our current economic system is leading us down a path of destruction

Economists are cautioning that the Canadian economy has entered one of the deepest recessions in our history. Our country is not alone in this. The impact of COVID-19 has put the global economy on track for a “new Great Depression.”

Asbjørn Wahl
Trucks en route

May 14,2020 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Socialist Project — The transport sector represents one of the most serious challenges when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, which are increasing faster than from any other sector in society – and at an ever-increasing pace (over 120 per cent globally over the last 30 years – and still increasing in all parts of the world).

Tamara Lorincz
fighter jet

May 12, 2020

Instead of buying a new weapons system, the federal government should disarm and invest in a Green New Deal

Last July, the federal government launched a $19-billion competition for 88 new fighter jets — the second-most expensive government procurement program in Canadian history.

In the running are Boeing’s Super Hornet, SAAB’s Gripen and Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter. Bids are due in July, the winner will be selected in 2022 and the first combat aircraft will be delivered by 2025.

Emma McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney briefs reporters on April 24, 2020, on a series of new grants aimed at helping oil and gas companies clean up inactive wells. Photo from Government of Alberta/Flickr

April 24th 2020

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney lashed out Friday at a reporter who asked him whether a transition toward renewable energy might be on the table as global crude prices plummet.

"With the oil and gas market taking such a hit, when do you start thinking about a transition away from fossil fuels?" Tom Ross, the reporter for Calgary's 660 News, asked.

"Our focus is on getting people back to work, not pie-in-the-sky ideological schemes," Kenney said, flanked by his energy and environment ministers.

Vancouver Ecosocialists
We want change!!

Sister, Brothers, and Friends,

In less than a month our political landscape has changed drastically. Millions of

lives are disrupted in ways unimaginable a few weeks ago. In the absence of

well-organized progressive forces, fighting effectively for progressive policies,

the post-coronavirus world will be designed by corporate bankers and grim for

all the rest of us.

Already there are important campaigns against bailing out the fossil fuel

industry and in favour of closing the industrial construction camps and


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