A new group is pushing for an environmental focus when Canada rebuilds after CCP Virus economic devastation.
Butts is back.
Former principal advisor to Justin Trudeau Gerald Butts is part of a new movement called the ‘task force on a resilient recovery’.
The group – which includes environmentalists and some former politicians/bureaucrats such as a former official in BC Premier John Horgan’s office, a former policy director for Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Butts.
The group – anticipating massive government stimulus spending – is seeking to direct funding to what they see as parts of the economy key to building a ‘green economy.’
The group has not made final recommendations, but among some initial ideas are plans to help people afford retrofits to homes and commercial buildings, expanding hydrogen production in Alberta, and more funding for municipal transit systems.
To be fair, those ideas sound decent enough.
However, the problem will be if the group seeks to use the CCP Virus Crisis as a pretext for pushing for the destruction of Canada’s oil & gas sector. Oil will still be necessary for a very long time, and having a strong energy sector is essential to Canada’s national security and financial prosperity.
If the government fails to support the energy sector, Canada will be a much poorer, and more vulnerable nation.
Now, it remains to be seen whether this new group will be focused on good ideas that can help all Canadians, or on playing political games that further divides our nation.
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