It will be a hollow victory to help individuals survive the first stage of the crisis, but then have their jobs disappear later this year or next.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a photo op at the Régimbal Awards and Promotions plant in Ottawa in June to promote the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, one of his government's programs to help businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
What should the federal government be doing to help the private sector sustain its recovery, rather than sustain its mere survival for another quarter or two?
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'What better time to innovate your election system than during a pandemic? Because you're going to have to start thinking outside of the regular way,' says Stéphanie Plante, who has worked with Elections Canada.
Conservative Party members will be able to vote on the phone, online, mail-in ballots, or by drive-through, in ridings where in-person voting is not possible because of the pandemic, say Conservative sources.