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Corona response: How blue power can spur a green recovery

Once the greatest danger of this crisis has passed, the economy will need a serious boost –with a clean grid at its centre

As I write this, the government is directing emergency support where it is most urgently needed – to our healthcare system and Canadians affected by COVID-19. Nearly a million people have applied for assistance. We are in the thick of it, but once the greatest danger of this crisis has passed, the economy will need a serious boost.

Whatever that stimulus looks like, it will need to accomplish two things: get Canadians back to work and address the climate crisis with strategic infrastructure investments. The smart approach would involve investing in infrastructure that leverages existing competitive advantages and builds on and secures that edge. Three moves would accomplish that.

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