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Canada’s Response to the Coronavirus: Better than the US, Worse than EU

Mar 30 2020 — Marshall Auerback — How does Canada’s fiscal response to the coronavirus  stack up so far relative to the rest of the world? Data compiled by the IMF suggests that the totality of Ottawa’s announced measures rank somewhere in the middle among major western economies. Part of the measurement challenges involve disaggregating the direct spending component (e.g., extending unemployment […]