A bill before the Alberta legislature proposes to give workers more say over their union dues. Public opinion research commissioned by SecondStreet.org shows Canadians support such a change.
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Canada’s notoriously long waiting lists are becoming even more stressed now that it’s time to find time to reschedule all the postponed procedures due to COVID-19. But what Canadians should note is that it doesn’t have to be this way…
After COVID-19 hit Canada, governments across the country started to allow restaurants and pubs to sell alcohol with delivery and takeout orders. Many provinces also started to allow doctors to videoconference with patients.
Many CTV News channels covered our news release about relaxed red tape measures during the COVID-19 and the public’s desire to keep the changes. From continuing to allow restaurants to sell alcohol with delivery orders to allowing patients to continue to video conference with doctors, the changes have been a hit with Canadians.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – While many aspects of normal life remain restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s also a list of things governments have loosened up on, from alcohol delivery, to court proceedings, to virtual health care.
The Toronto Star (and affiliate news outlets) reported on our new poll results on red tape measures …
What can governments do to spur economic growth without spending money? Lots. Here are five examples:
Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be important to pay attention to city hall and how it responds to the recession – municipalities are uniquely positioned to hurt or help our nation’s economic recovery. Taxpayers should also be aware that despite what some city councillors and mayors insist, cities have more financial flexibility than they let on.
Across Canada many great examples are emerging of governments helping people deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by – wait for it – getting out of the way.
To be clear, I’m not a doctor. But it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see this virus is quite contagious. Our economy can’t sit on the sidelines for long, but in the short term, Canadians should listen to social distancing directives, especially around at-risk people.