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Ramy Elitzur

Opinion | BY RAMY ELITZUR | April 19, 2021
As vaccines were developed, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, chose to apply a scattergun approach, an understandable strategy due to the inherent uncertainty in vaccine development. It is questionable, however, why it would bet heavily on a Chinese vaccine during the time of heightened tensions between Canada and China. Moreover, Canada came late to the dance and negotiated badly with the leading candidates (namely, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca), writes Ramy Elitzur. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RAMY ELITZUR | April 19, 2021
Opinion | BY RAMY ELITZUR | April 19, 2021
As vaccines were developed, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, chose to apply a scattergun approach, an understandable strategy due to the inherent uncertainty in vaccine development. It is questionable, however, why it would bet heavily on a Chinese vaccine during the time of heightened tensions between Canada and China. Moreover, Canada came late to the dance and negotiated badly with the leading candidates (namely, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca), writes Ramy Elitzur. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY RAMY ELITZUR | April 5, 2021
We need to ask whether the government should do more to help the airline industry as it is facing an unprecedented crisis. The answer to this question is complex and, as such, goes well beyond the boundaries of this op-ed, as the government already provided some aid to employers and it needs to ask itself before ramping this up whether the problems that we see now are only the result of events that took place well before the crisis, for example, the Air Canada’s stock repurchases. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY RAMY ELITZUR | April 5, 2021
Opinion | BY RAMY ELITZUR | April 5, 2021
We need to ask whether the government should do more to help the airline industry as it is facing an unprecedented crisis. The answer to this question is complex and, as such, goes well beyond the boundaries of this op-ed, as the government already provided some aid to employers and it needs to ask itself before ramping this up whether the problems that we see now are only the result of events that took place well before the crisis, for example, the Air Canada’s stock repurchases. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia