Tower Renewal Blog

TRP publishes COVID policy response to boost economy, renew postwar towers

Yesterday, Graeme Stewart and Ya’el Santopinto published an article detailing how to boost the Canadian retrofit economy, renew aging towers and secure healthy and affordable housing.

As outlined in last week’s Speech from the Throne, retrofits can “create thousands of jobs . . . cutting energy costs for Canadian families and businesses,” further demonstrating the role retrofits can play in our national economic recovery. The article provides details on current barriers to retrofitting, describes how to support and build the retrofit economy and lists a set of key actions for the federal government to undertake.

The article is published by First Policy Response, an organization highlighting the best economic and social policy ideas that will get Canadians through the pandemic and prepare the country for a more sustainable and equitable recovery.

Read the full article here.