Why waste any more time and emotional energy blaming anyone, or everyone, when we need governments, political leaders, school boards, and public health agencies to start fixing what went wrong? There are many places to begin, as it happens.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Oct. 1, 2020, walks from the West block with his security detail. Yes, the federal government made mistakes, but it is probably more useful right now for opposition parties, bereaved families, and frustrated parents to focus urgently on correcting past mistakes rather than marinating in resentment or hurling vitriol, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
CHELSEA, QUE.—Who is to blame for the ineptitude, delay, and confusion that has marked Canada’s response to COVID-19?
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The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.
The establishment of an administrative tribunal could ‘encourage’ companies to pursue that as an avenue of redress, instead of first trying to comply with the privacy commissioner’s findings, the watchdog says.
Public-private partnerships require significant design and engineering work, community engagement, environmental assessment and planning, as well as contracting with the person who’s going to build it during the actual construction period and ramp up into operation, says CIB CEO Ehren Cory.