The Canadian tax system has historically disincentivized First Nations People from filling taxes. This has led to their systematic exclusion from Federal welfare benefits. This exclusion can only be remedied through divorcing the welfare state from the tax system. The response to COVID-19 gives us clues on how to radically transform this racist system.
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Bill 1, passed in the middle of a pandemic, permits warrant-less arrest of anyone present at locations defined as essential infrastructure. Concerns have been raised by Indigenous, environmental and labour activists.