Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance
David Suzuki Foundation
This submission to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance regarding its study of government response to COVID-19 outlines the David Suzuki Foundation’s recommendations for building back better. The Foundation calls on the government to align federal recovery strategy and stimulus measures with environmental priorities.
The recommendations include:
- Environmental conditions on federal emergency funding for the oil and gas sector and large employers, and the urgent need for emergency transit funding.
- Short- to medium-term investments with good potential to create local economic activity and jobs and deliver transformational environmental benefits.
- Strengthening (not weakening) the environmental regulatory framework.
- Policy measures to enable a well-being economy as the blueprint for recovery.