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‘Everybody’s scared’: Trudeau needs to cut red tape, give money directly to Canadians to stimulate economy, say political strategists

By Abbas Rana      

The COVID-19 pandemic makes 9/11 look like a ‘hiccup’ says EKOS president Frank Graves.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been in self-isolation since his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus on March 12, 2020, announced $82-billion in financial aid last week for Canadians and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The prime minister has continued to hold daily morning briefings from Rideau Cottage where he lives with his family on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

While economies around the world face the possibility of a depression as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals need to cut the bureaucratic red tape and start a basic income pilot program to give money directly to all Canadians for the duration of the crisis, say political strategists. 

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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