Open to all Unifor members.
This workshop will be hosted online through Cisco WebEx, participants will be emailed information on how to join. You must RSVP.
Around the world, government lockdowns in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic have caused economies to fall into sharp recession. How deep and long the recession holds will depend on multiple factors including government action. Unifor is developing a road map for economic recovery that puts workers first. The road map includes five distinct policy areas government must address in order to build a fair, inclusive and resilient economy for everyone. Each day this week, the research department will hold a webinar focussed on one of the five policy areas.
Policy theme 3: Critical Infrastructure. Governments must move rapidly on long-overdue investments in public infrastructure, including by expanding the health care, child care and public transit systems, along with investments in wastewater treatment, road construction, public utilities, and other vital public works projects. They should use this opportunity to end long-term drinking water advisories on First Nations reserves. Requiring that tools, materials and equipment are sourced from Canadian suppliers, wherever possible, would catalyze domestic production. What will it take to expand the vision of what critical infrastructure is in Canada?
Join in the discussion to build a better future by rebuilding and expanding Canada’s critical infrastructure.