Here is PM right calculus for his nation in era of Covid but the nature of jobs matters to bring economy on rail and no fatality on account of Covid when pandemic is headache for all leaders across globe.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday revealed a grand plan to create one million jobs during the recovery, while also extending emergency measures for the second wave of COVID-19.
In the so-called throne speech, read by Governor General Julie Payette at a joint sitting of MPs and senators, Trudeau’s government vowed to eliminate homelessness, hasten Canada’s fight against climate change and introduce national childcare and pharmacare programs.
It said it aims in the short term to also restore employment to pre-pandemic levels, and both extend and broaden emergency aid measures to keep the economy rolling.
“This is our generation’s crossroads,” Payette said in the speech.
“Do we move Canada forward, or let people be left behind? Do we come out of this stronger, or paper over the cracks that the crisis has exposed?” she said.
“This is the opportunity to contain the global crisis and build back better, together.”
The plan calls for direct infrastructure investment, training to quickly skill up workers, and incentives for employers to hire and retain workers.
Moves to exceed Canada’s 2030 carbon emissions reduction target of 30% below 2005 levels will also be a “cornerstone” of job creation efforts, according to the speech.
“The economic restart,” Payette said, “is now well underway.”
“This is not the time for austerity,” she added, hinting at additional debt-financing for Canada’s recovery.
Wednesday evening, Trudeau is to give a separate and rare televised address to the nation to stress the urgency in fighting the pandemic.
Polling shows most Canadians are satisfied with Trudeau´s management of the crisis so far.