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What a Biden win could mean for Canada's green economic recovery

What does a Biden administration in the United States mean for Canada's post-pandemic recovery when it comes to green initiatives and climate change? With battered economies and millions of lost jobs, more environmentally friendly policies could play a role in rebuilding.
As Joe Biden is slated to take the U.S. Presidency in 2021, what does it mean for environmental economic initiatives in the coming years? (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)

Even after days of election counting south of the border, for now — many aspects of day-to-day reality remain the same in both the United States and Canada even after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election.

Economies still need to heal, and millions of jobs have been lost over the past few months with talk in both countries of how more environmentally friendly "green" initiatives can play a role.

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So what does a potential Biden administration mean for Canada's post-pandemic recovery when it comes to green initiatives and climate change?

Host Paul Haavardsrud looks at the shift to a greener economy, Canada and Joe Biden from multiple perspectives: an economist, an energy industry player, and a former U.S. diplomat.

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