Canada’s COVID-19 recovery plan | The Current

Published: 7 July 2020

By how much will the pandemic cause federal spending to rise? How much revenue are we expecting to lose? And how will the Canadian government manage their debt and avoid a financial emergency? As the COVID-19 crisis continues to spread uncertainty across Canada and the around the world, economists and policymakers must ask themselves these questions and devise ways to manage the post-pandemic financial landscape. Joined by economist Armine Yalnizyan and RBC Senior Vice President John Stackhouse, Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan went on The Current to speak about Canada's pandemic recovery goals. From reinstating childcare, to the expected lifespan of the CERB, to creating safer working conditions; listen in to learn more about policy strategies for restarting the economy.


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