Student debt has been pushed by Canadian governments as a way to ensure that all students have the opportunity to access higher education. But, students have been taking on too much debt with no way to feasibly pay it off. The result has been a lack of student participation in societal innovation. Policy makers should thus look to other models, such as the Nordic countries for inspiration.
The typical attitude towards welfare policies in Canada among the majority of the population is not generally a positive one. But much of this hate is due to misconceptions about what welfare policies are and how they actually work. In cases like this the policy details do matter and in Canada these details need to be reconfigured and re-conceptualized.
In light of the recent discovery of unmarked graves at the former residential schools there has been an increased focused on indigenous issues. Particularly the idea that In order for Canada to truly achieve truth and reconciliation with the indigenous communities within our borders our education system must be modified and reviewed. This includes not only the curriculum, but also the resources available and the teaching methods used by educators.
Heightened attention has been given to the problems of homelessness and housing insecurity across Canada. Under present conditions, eviction is closer to reality for many due to the lifting of eviction bans.