James McGill Professor of Political Science, McGill University and Director of MISC
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies, Bishop's University
Associate Professor of American Politics and American Foreign Policy, University of Leicester
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, the Canadian and US governments both enacted temporary measures to mitigate the unprecedented consequences of the global pandemic, but the United States’ tepid public-health response has created a stark divide between the two countries. A close look reveals some startling differences in how social policy was used to ensure health and economic security. This event will explore how both countries responded to the COVID-19 crisis, and what growing social policy divide means for the future.