By Anna McKenzie, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada’s child-welfare system is broken and “will cost billions to fix,” says Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller.
Continue reading Budget 2021: Indigenous children & families
It has been a year since the The Campbell River Business Recovery Task Force described fish farms as one of the city’s three key first dollar industries. Mayor Andy Adams said they are Campbell River’s largest economic driver. This is also a sector being phased out over the course of the next year. In the last of a series about the 2021 Federal Budget, North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney talks about funding for salmon farms
Continue reading Budget 2021: Funding for salmon farms
What solutions does the 2021 Federal budget have for Canada’s housing crisis?
Continue reading Is the Federal Budget addressing the housing crisis?
More than 28% of the population of Cortes and Quadra Islands are seniors. The Federal budget has provisions for the estimated 3.3 million Canadian seniors aged 75 years and older, but nothing for those between 65-74. Rachel Blaney, the MP for North Island – Powell River, asks what are we going to do for the forgotten seniors?
Continue reading Federal budget: The forgotten seniors (Aged 65-74)