From a much-needed review of Canada’s foreign policy toward an increasingly aggressive China to a court-ordered rewrite of the medically assisted death framework and including the planting of at least one of the billions of trees promised to mitigate climate change, it is not hard these days to come up with a substantial list of unfinished federal business.
There is no doubt the pandemic has derailed part of the agenda. But even with all hands on deck, there are also significant gaps in Ottawa’s response to the challenge.
For example, with the COVID-19 crisis now in its eighth month, the federal government is still scrambling to provide the provinces with rapid tests
With every passing week, the pandemic is wreaking more havoc on the country’s airline and aerospace industries — with attending job losses.