The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.
If Moderna had been allowed to sell its vaccines earlier, many Canadian death and illnesses may have been prevented.
Protracted lockdowns slowly strangle the economic and social life of the country.
The provincial government contracted several private surgical clinics to help clear the backlog.
This fiscal year, the wage subsidy program will cost $4,100 per member of the Canadian workforce.
Governments in Canada are experts at imposing rules and regulations rather than incentives.
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