Unifor Submission for the 2021 Federal Just Transition Consultations

Our submission is divided into three sections. In the first part, we provide our assessment of the state of the federal just transition file, including the measures that have been taken up to, and including, the just transition consultation itself. In part two, we offer our reflections on the two issues that the consultation highlighted as primary areas for public feedback – the ‘people-centred’ just transition principles and the question of whether to assemble a Just Transition Advisory Body to guide the development of just transition legislation. Finally, we offer Unifor’s prescriptions for how the federal government can most effectively tackle the issue of just transition through a broader, multiple-pronged strategy that includes active labour market policies, industrial strategy, and site-specific measures and investments.