Senators call on governments to develop grand post-pandemic plan to grow economy – .

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The report includes calls to rethink how to deliver skills training programs, to streamline the regulatory system to encourage entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in themselves.

OTTAWA – A group of senators are calling on the federal government to develop a grand economic plan with provinces, territories, businesses and civil society to spur growth post-pandemic.

The report includes calls to rethink how to deliver skills training programs, to streamline the regulatory system to encourage entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in themselves.

The document also says the federal government must come up with a more credible plan to manage the country’s growing debt with new rules to guide budget decisions.

Senators say Trudeau’s Liberals must consider finding more new sources of revenue and suggest the government increase the value of the federal sales tax.

The report released today is the culmination of work that began last November and included interviews with some 70 national and international experts on how Canada could avert another era of weak economic growth.

Senator Peter Harder, one of 12 senators who worked on the report, says the group believes the country should not wait until after the pandemic to rethink how to improve Canada’s economic performance.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on September 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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