Still behind the curve on COVID all these months later
The reluctance to imbue the federal government with a full leadership role or embrace dynamic national cohesion is part of the reason Canadians have been stuck in COVID hell for 16 months.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, said it might be up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the prime minister handed the responsibility for vaccine proof back to the provinces. As we contend with the potential fourth wave, the picture here is once again a hodgepodge characterized by official fence-sitting, hesitancy, and lack of national co-ordination, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia