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Transformative global pandemic could bring positive changes to society, but will require ‘an incredible amount of political will,’ say politicos, pollsters

By Abbas Rana       

The deeper the impacts of COVID-19 and the longer the pandemic lasts, the more likely that major changes will occur in our society, says EKOS president Frank Graves, who hopes for big, positive changes. But Don Savoie says Canada will also need 'an incredible amount of political will' to deal with the massive spending hangover once the global pandemic is over.

Once unthinkable policies, including a universal basic income and four-day work weeks, are now gaining traction, say politicos. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

The global COVID-19 pandemic is a transformative moment that could reshape society by bringing in positive changes to make Canada and the world a better place, say some political insiders, but others say a lot depends on when the public health crisis ends and its effect on the economy.

Abbas Rana

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


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