Throne Speech recovery plan must be just, green and intersectional

Published in Rabble on September 22, 2020

2020 has been anything but normal.

We’re in the midst of a devastating global pandemic. Pervasive, systemic racism — particularly anti-Black and anti-Indigenous — is unrelenting. And the climate crisis continues virtually unabated despite a major international economic downturn.

Many are naming this moment as an unprecedented “opportunity.” But opportunity implies a choice; that we can choose to push for structural change — or not. But we don’t have a choice anymore. Change is inevitable. Normal has fallen apart, and one way or another, Canada will come out on the other side of this crisis a different country.

Let’s make sure we emerge as a better country.