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Bitumen to tidewater at Prince Rupert https://www.behance.net/gallery/50145613/CANADA-A-RESOURCE-FULL-VISION. We need this access to the world market.. We only have ONE customer - the US..We need an Energy Corridor to reduce costs and enable a North West Canada energy grid for more efficiency in our Canadian Energy Strategy. Do this and we can support you and the NDP.
Our national experiment in prisons as the default solution to injustice produces few positive results, despite the average cost to Canadian taxpayers of more than $100,000 per year per prisoner, At the same time, this system does disproportionate harm to racialized and indigenous communities, to low income Canadians, and to Canadians living with addictions. We should be using this money in smarter, evidence based ways in order to promote justice. To that end, I hope to see a shift in federal funding away from prisons and toward other, evidence based solutions that achieve the goals of justice, rehabilitation, etc, as well as a review of all drug prohibitions, mandatory minimum sentences, and disproportionate sentences, Such a review should be conducted with a broad contextual understanding of circumstances of crime, prejudices that inform criminalization, and overall impacts of the criminal justice system, I'm not sure whether a Royal Commission, a Special Committee, or some other task force would be most appropriate for such a sweeping review, However, if the plan is to "be bold", a piecemeal approach might not cut it.
http://www.environicsinstitute.org/uploads/institute-projects/canadian%20public%20opinion%20on%20governance%202016%20-%20final%20report%20-%20june%2017-2016.pdf While most Canadians see the federal government and politicians in a favourable light, there are still many who believe there needs to be more accountability. The public opinion poll at the top shows how Canadians see their federal government, and while it has improved in recent years, it's still not by any means great The NDP ought to strive to back this sentiment that our public leaders should be responsible to the people above all else, seeking to curb or eliminate corruption, apathy and outside influence (like business) in government. If the New Democratic Party wants the label as the party of the people then it should follow in the footsteps of great Canadian reformers like Louis Papineau, William Mackenzie and Joseph Howe. More than likely an uphill battle, if it means senatorial reform or abolishment, electoral reform, cutting back salaries and pensions for politicians and other bureaucrats, and getting money out of politics in general will not be popular among career politicians, but it will be with Canadians.
I also support major NDP goals including eliminating gross inequality, transitioning to a green economy, providing national day care and pharma-care, etc. Many others do as well but are not convinced that the NDP knows HOW to deliver on this, especially on the financial front. There are strong economic arguments for this change but one rarely hears these from NDP leaders. In the recent first leaders debate, only Guy Caron mentioned the need to explain and promote the HOW. Denouncing Liberal broken promises doesn't cut it. They won in 2015 because their economic plan was more credible than ours, especially given our implausible no-deficit budget plan, while promising increases in government programs after a decade of Harper cuts. Financing proposals that did exist were buried in background documents and inaudible on the campaign trail. The HOW can happen but only if the NDP makes it front-and-centre in their outreach. Thank you!