Guaranteed basic income tops policy priorities for Liberal caucus

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Discussion posted by: itzfitzheretwo

The resolutions demonstrate some of the conflicting internal pressures on the Liberal government, particularly with respect to its goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. One from Newfoundland and Labrador calls for “world leading incentives and benefits” for that province’s offshore oil and gas industry in order to attract “sustainable exploration and production” and fuel the economic recovery. But a Quebec resolution calls on the government to end support for both the fossil fuel and nuclear components of the energy industry. And a youth commission resolution calls for an economic recovery plan that “promotes investment in the environmental infrastructure projects and divestment from the oil industry.”