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COVID-19

COVID-19

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Ottawa should wind down massive COVID subsidies to businesses
The program's total budgeted costs for 2020/21 and 2021/22 now stand at $110.6 billion.
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Wait times—the other health-care crisis

The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.

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Canada’s vaccine rollout continues to lag

If Moderna had been allowed to sell its vaccines earlier, many Canadian death and illnesses may have been prevented.

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Canada’s COVID response requires more imagination and innovation

Protracted lockdowns slowly strangle the economic and social life of the country.

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B.C. makes progress on surgery backlog—but serious challenges remain

The provincial government contracted several private surgical clinics to help clear the backlog.

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Trudeau government wage subsidy program likely not worth the price tag

This fiscal year, the wage subsidy program will cost $4,100 per member of the Canadian workforce.

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Despite spending hundreds of billions during COVID, we seem to have little to show for it

Governments in Canada are experts at imposing rules and regulations rather than incentives.

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