VAN BUREN: It’s time to focus on the elephant in the (economic recovery) room

Via Calgary Sun

It is critical that investments in infrastructure continue and a skilled workforce is an important part of the equation.

As the weeks of this short, mostly summertime, election campaign slipped by, it was frustrating to see pressing and important conversations being derailed as campaigns focused on much less fundamental matters.

The essential question of Canada’s economic recovery — the issue that the prime minister cited as the basis for an early election call — got little attention as other issues ate up space in newspaper columns and on Twitter feeds.

True, the Conservative platform talked about getting Canada’s economy back on track and the Liberal platform talked about building a better Canada, yet both lacked focus on what is at the heart of Canada’s economic recovery and of our future prosperity: The essential