Politics Insider for Nov 25, 2021: Freeland Has a New Book; Erin O’Toole gives a “fiery” speech; and a talk of inflation
Next? The balloon and the mail notes what a Chrystia Freeland’s new biography In the works “will fuel a growing perception ”that the finance minister will rush to the top position when Justin trudeau steps aside. A myriad of anonymous sources cite other possible signs in the form of Freeland’s increased responsiveness to backbenchers and a letter she wrote scolding the backbenchers. CEO of Air Canada for bragging that he had lived in Montreal for 14 years without learning French. Other leadership possibilities that emerged included the Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, Minister of Innovation Francois-Philippe Champagne and of course, Mark carney.
Children without enough: A new report from the national coalition Campaign 2000 warns that the battle against child poverty in Canada stalled during the pandemic and that the poverty rate for Canadian children is likely to be even worse now than the latest available fiscal data shows. As of 2019, 1.3 million Canadian children, or 17.7 percent, lived below the poverty line. “That’s a fairly significant number of children who suffer the damage and effects of missing meals, not having the right kind of clothing, and parents working long hours,” Leila Sarangi, Campaign 2000 national director, told CBC News. Progress on child poverty was one of the great achievements of the Trudeau administration’s first term, with Statistics Canada estimating that he Child benefit in Canada it raised 278,000 children above the poverty line in the program’s first full year. But Campaign 2000 is asking the government to increase significantly the CCB, warning that at the current rate, it will take 54 years to raise all Canadian children above that level.
Help Wanted: Continuing with one of his Throne speech priorities, the liberals inserted a bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday that would target specific industries and workers more precisely financial support coming out of the pandemic. The hard blow Tourism and Hospitality Sectors will get a boost if this measure passes, and it is one of four laws the government hopes to pass in a hurry, before MPs set off. Winter Break in mid December.
Enough is enough: The people of British Columbia have barely caught their breath from the flood that devastated their homes, infrastructure and lives, and now more severe weather it is foretold for the next few days that could make things even worse. Up to 80mm of rain was forecast for certain areas, along with strong winds, snow, and fluctuating temperatures that worry officials. river levels and more floods. Some roads remain closed, clean water supplies were cut off and residents warned against nonessential travel as the province prepares for harsher conditions.
Thumbs down: Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, as expected, it was not a fan from the government throne speech delivered on Tuesday. In a “fiery speechAt the caucus on Wednesday morning, O’Toole vowed to fight what he described as Trudeau’s assault on prosperity, national unity and the oil and gas industry. O’Toole accused the Liberals of being in cahoots with the NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in a left coalitionand, in keeping with conservative messages in recent months, he pointed to inflation and rising cost of living, which he and his MPs have attributed to Trudeau’s pandemic spending.
What is Justin Trudeau’s response? Instead of defending Canadians, we have a prime minister who always puts his own needs before yours, ”he said, as reported by CBC.
Insulation cost: TO new analysis by parliamentary budget officer Dear the cost of keeping federal prisoners away from the general population in “Structured intervention units” which are supposed to mitigate some of the worst effects of solitary confinement. The PBO says that with the 15 units that already exist, the annual operating cost will be $ 42 millionNorth in five years, but with up to 32 units needed, the price could go up to $ 91 million a year.
In other PBO news, the former PBO Kevin Page, now CEO of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, Spoken to Power and politics over it factors driving inflation in Canada. In your estimation, high energy costs driven by supply and demand issues, low home pantry and increased demand as a result of the fiscal supports Pumped into the economy during the pandemic is what is behind Canada’s inflation rate, which is “on the high side” among the G7 nations, but dwarfed by that of the US soon to avoid overstimulating the economy. “The market is going to have to adjust from a 100-year impact of the pandemic,” he said.