Eligible Non-participation in Canadian Social Welfare Programs

Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Jennifer Robson, Saul Schwartz
2019 McGill Law Journal  
Economic output in Canada is now well above pre-recession levels, and more than 610,000 jobs have been created since the recovery began in July 2009, the best performance in the G-7. Canadian authorities have a strong track record in managing past economic and financial crises and delivering economic growth. • Make new investments to improve regulatory reviews, streamline the review process for major economic projects, support consultation with Aboriginal peoples, and strengthen pipeline and
more » ... ine safety. • Continue to support the Major Projects Management Office initiative, which has succeeded in shortening and streamlining reviews and improving accountability. • Ensure the safety and security of Canadians and the environment as energy resources are developed. • Commit to introduce a First Nation Education Act and work with willing partners to establish the structures and standards needed to support strong and accountable education systems on reserve. • Improve the incentives of the on-reserve Income Assistance Program while encouraging those who can work to access training that will improve their prospects for employment. • Renew the Urban Aboriginal Strategy to improve economic opportunities for Aboriginal peoples living in urban centres. Fiscal policy is appropriately shifting toward consolidation in the aftermath of the effective stimulus program. The federal government is leading the initial fiscal effort, as spending is gradually being brought to pre-crisis levels as a share of GDP.
doi:10.7202/1071748ar fatcat:z6rkxab4snhkfgnbka5bglrdom