“Building Back Better from the Pandemic and Climate Emergencies”, with Annamie Paul, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, December 10, 2020
This episode features a conversation with Annamie Paul, the newly-elected leader of the Green Party of Canada about “Building Back Better From the Covid-19 and Climate Change Emergencies”.
Key systemic fault lines in Canada’s economic and social institutions have been on stark display during the covid-19 pandemic. From the failure to stockpile enough personal protective equipment to the disastrous impact of covid-19 on the elderly residents of our increasingly privatized long term care facilities, the virus has exposed just how vulnerable and dependent our public and private health systems have become on global corporate supply chains.
And, now that a number of promising vaccines are headed for final regulatory approval, the consequences of Canada’s lack of domestic vaccine production capacity has become painfully obvious. And, of course, the Climate Emergency continues to loom ever larger in the background and there’s no vaccine for that.
Discussion also touches on what role Paul sees the Green Party playing in the building of a Climate Justice Movement strong enough to force climate action commensurate with the scale of the climate emergency.
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