Economic Policy Trends: The Gendered Implications of an Infrastructure-Focused Recovery: Issues and Policy Thoughts

  • Anna Cameron
  • Vanessa Morin
  • Lindsay Tedds

Abstract

Alberta is banking on sizable investments in infrastructure as it looks to resuscitate an economy devastated by the double blow of an oil price crash and global pandemic. The fiscal injection announced in Alberta’s Recovery Plan lifts infrastructure spending to $10 billion, and will fund what Premier Jason Kenney calls the biggest build in Alberta’s history. Historic as it may be, the approach leaves women behind.
Published
2020-10-01
Section
Communiqués