Shifting gears in the fight against COVID-19
There has been a lot of speculation about whether Canadians are looking for a more interventionist government because of the events of the past two months. We do not find that to be the case. Canadians remain committed to a strong free-enterprise economy with an active government holding business to account and pitching in as needed.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured May 7, 2020, at that day's press conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. As the new COVID-19 case counts begin to decline in Canada, the immediate challenge facing the federal government will shift from health care to economic recovery. Canadians are happy with their governments to date and surprisingly confident in their personal finances. But fears are growing about sectors that remain closed or struggling, writes Greg Lyle. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade