As prospects for the broadly shared prosperity that Canadians rightly expect are fading in a system in which too many of the gains go to the top, thinking about how worker ownership can play a vital role in creating a more equal, democratic economy has become an important task.
Social democracy was not only about the welfare state and public services and expanding social rights, but also about regulated capitalism, economic democracy, or even transcendence of capitalism as an economic system.
What will this amended piece of legislation do for ordinary, working-class Canadians to make groceries affordable again, and does it go far enough? How has market concentration contributed to higher grocery receipts? Why should incentives for building more co-op housing be included in the final version of the bill?
Why not talk about housing in terms of industrial strategy and the role of government in building more housing supply, instead of trying to outflank Pierre Poilievre’s inconsistent policy slogans from the right wing?
En adoptant le Projet de loi C-58, le Parlement a une occasion historique de faire progresser les droits des travailleurs et d’améliorer les relations de travail dans les lieux de travail sous réglementation fédérale.