The new president of PHAC should focus on getting rapid testing, contact tracing, clear messaging, and coordination for the flu vaccine, which is a precursor for the COVID vaccination, say top doctors and experts.
'The government has a responsibility to present a plan for economic recovery that is based on an employed, working population,' says Conservative MP Pat Kelly.
'The last thing you want is for people to feel pressured to come to work when they’re potentially sick, or that they’re going to be putting themselves or others at risk in doing so,' says PIPSC president Debi Daviau.
'Time is of the essence', according to Kim Hiscott, executive director of Andrew Fleck Children’s Services. 'It would be really unfortunate to have to start at the beginning with recruiting educators.'
Heritage was selected as the department for this project because it includes a good representation of the kinds of complexities that an HR and pay system is going to have to grapple with, according to Minister Murray.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Liberal MP John McKay says closer cooperation with Taiwan in the current environment represents a ‘massive opportunity with little or no downside’
'When we’re going through a crisis like this—this may be the biggest one in my lifetime—the public has no patience for petty political games, name-calling and finger-pointing,' said Mr. Manley.