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How to depolarize Canada’s climate politics with inclusive growth

Canada will need to close the political-posturing gap between western and eastern politics by leaving no one behind

Capitalism is a powerful engine of prosperity. Now, more than ever, we need it to flex its job-creating muscle. At the same time, as American billionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio recently acknowledged, “capitalism is a fundamentally sound system that is now not working well for the majority of people.” He warned that “the income/wealth/opportunity gap is leading to dangerous social and political divisions that threaten our cohesive fabric and capitalism itself.”

That gap threatens the social contract in Canada and around the world, particularly as environmental impacts grip our planet. To heal those divisions, Canada will need to close the political-posturing gap between western and eastern politics through meaningful, inclusive economic policy. To do so, we’ll need leadership that goes beyond platitudes and party politics, setting partisanship aside to put people ahead of political ideology.

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