COVID

9:03AM
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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.


9:15AM
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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.


10:23AM
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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.


10:09AM
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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.


9:52AM
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COVID-related spending increases threaten future economic growth

Since the 1970s, Canada’s spending-to-GDP ratio has always been larger than the ideal range to maximize economic growth.


9:46AM
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Trudeau government creating harmful work disincentives for many Canadians

At $38,000, the benefit it begins to get “clawed back” at a rate of 50 cents on the dollar.


10:08AM
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Post-COVID recovery should encourage growth of private sector in Canada

The relative size of government in Canada is well beyond the “optimal” size for promoting productivity growth.