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We need a bold new nation-building strategy

By David Crane      

The world will be different and we will need to be much more strategic and much more innovative in how we respond. In fact, the world was changing even before the pandemic hit, though this was not widely recognized by our political and business leaders.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured April 14, 2020, at his daily press conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. Canada will require both a vision that identifies and defines the strategic goals of a nation-building strategy and the practical policies to implement the strategy and achieve its goals, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

TORONTO—If we are to successfully transition from the current pandemic to future prosperity we need a bold new nation-building strategy. This is quite different from hoping that once the pandemic is over we will go back to where we were before the pandemic hit. That won’t happen.

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