Pierre Poilievre, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, holds a press conference at Gardewine Transport in Winnipeg Friday, January 12, 2023. John Woods/The Canadian Press.

The Weekly Wrap: Pierre Poilievre’s working-class rhetoric is more meaningful than you think

This week‘s edition of The Hub’s Weekly Wrap reflects on some of the past week’s biggest stories, including Pierre Poilievre’s rhetoric deriding the corporate class and championing the working class, political developments around the carbon tax, and what the ongoing revelations of the ArriveCan scandal tell us about the competence of our government.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a weekly news conference, February 27, 2024 in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press.

The Roundtable on the upcoming federal budget

Executive Director Rudyard Griffiths and Editor-at-Large Sean Speer discuss the upcoming federal budget, as well as the flawed thinking behind an open letter from business executives arguing that the federal and provincial governments should mandate public pension plans to increase their investment in Canada.