Economic Recovery Task Force Releases Report
April 16th, 2009 - 1:00pm
The current economic crisis needs be seen as an opportunity, a chance to remake Canada as a leader in the 21st century global economy. Whether it is about creating new job possibilities, promoting renewable energy or re-tooling our manufacturing sector, Canadians have the inspiration to make it happen. New Democrat Members of Parliament, through the Economic Recovery Task Force, went out to gather the best ideas to help Canada come out of this recession faster and stronger.
In recognition of his hard work bringing the ideas of the Northwest to Parliament, Nathan was asked to co-chair the Economic Recovery Task Force along with caucus colleague Chris Charlton, MP for Hamilton Mountain. Together with other New Democrats they criss-crossed the country visiting communities including:
Kenora, Halifax, Saskatoon, Montreal, Vancouver, St. John’s, Truro, Toronto, Charlottetown, Sussex, St. Thomas, Windsor, Red Deer and Yellowknife.
The Task Force has now reported on the first months of its work. Some of the key findings were that a majority of Canadians feel the Harper government has failed to create practical solutions to get through a crisis and to deal with the massive holes in the social safety net. To remedy this economic downturn Canadians want to see a new energy economy, with renewable energy capacity, reduced water and energy use and greener technology and agriculture.
Visit the Economic Recovery Task Force to read the report and see photos and videos from the tour.
The work goes on. Help us continue to gather the best ideas and push this government to respond to the needs of Canadians.