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Budget 2021 Weak on Response to Global Climate Emergency

Budget 2021 Weak on Response to Global Climate Emergency

Some investments made in Federal Budget 2021 are a step in the right direction toward Canada’s ability to meet its national climate targets.  And new federal dollars for early learning, child care, expanded employment insurance and emergency benefits are all consistent with the principles for a just recovery that 150 Canadian non-profits and campaign groups, including GRAN, adopted last year. 

However, it was disappointing not to see a bigger commitment to fighting the pandemic globally, and equally disappointing to note the lack of long-term commitments to helping people in sub-Saharan Africa who are profoundly affected by the climate emergency, poverty, and hunger.    

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