The federal government, the provinces, and the municipalities have been putting a wartime-like effort into preventing the spread of the coronavirus ever since the World Health Organization officially declared it a global pandemic on March 11. Canada is on lockdown, and so far, the federal government has spent, loaned, and deferred $262-billion to help people keep the economy alive. The prime minister, federal ministers, provincial premiers, chief medical officers, and most mayors have been holding daily press briefings to keep people updated. The prime minister may not directly answer every question, but you can ask him anything, every day. The same goes for top federal cabinet ministers and Canada’s chief medical officer. They’re available every day to the media. Behind the scenes, thousands of bureaucrats and hundreds of political staffers across the country are burning the midnight oil to do their jobs. Everyone is working hard. All this is what good governments should do.
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