Election 2021 news brief: September 1, 2021

The first debate of election 2021 is set for September 8th — and there’s no shortage of topics to discuss. The final debate topics will be revealed three days before the event, but COVID-19 is sure to take centre stage. The pandemic has spurred discussions about strengthening the healthcare system and boosting childcare to help keep parents in the workforce. It’s also led some party leaders to draw up national mental health plans.

Some of these topics would certainly matter to impact-minded people like yourself — but it’s unlikely that issues directly related to social impact work will ever be mentioned on the campaign trail, let alone during a debate. (As Future of Good publisher Vinod Rajasekaran pointed out on his column, “Since televised leaders’ debates began in the 60s, this countr

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