Daily Roundup: Sept 29, 2020

September 29, 2020

Hi everyone, here is Rick's Roundup for September 29th

  • The Liberals have moved to shut down debate in the House of Commons, which is an unprecedented move to silence dissent. Everyone agrees that support measures are needed, but that doesn't mean that this minority government gets to pass support measures without parliamentary oversight.
  • Rome's international airport has created a system of providing rapid tests so that visitors can avoid having to quarantine. This is great news for international travel, but it begs the question: why do the Italians have this rapid testing and we don't? Imagine how differently life could be for those travelling in Canada if we implemented this system. If we had rapid tests, they could also be used at workplaces, and even be used for kids who are in school. We need these tests ASAP.
  • Two great articles today in the National and Financial post. The first highlights how Ottawa's spending will ultimately be paid by future generations, and the second explains how low interest rates are blinding legislators from seeing the debt iceberg we are headed for. 

News and events of interest to supporters of Rick Peterson’s Edmonton Strathcona campaign – compiled by David Clement, Senior Policy Advisor


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