The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt businesses large and small. As Canada struggles towards a recovery, Yahoo Finance Canada presents CRISIS MANAGEMENT, with policy expert Sean Speer from the Public Policy Forum. Each episode Sean and host Alicja Siekierska dig into the challenges Canada’s economy and industry face, and the policy that could support or delay a recovery.
Yahoo Finance Canada presents CRISIS MANAGEMENT, a livestream show on the Canadian economy that builds a crisis playbook during COVID-19 times and beyond.
The debate over the use of proof of vaccination documents has ramped up in recent weeks as provinces and territories across the country move forward with reopening. In Ontario, the Science Advisory Advisory Table published a brief saying vaccine certificates could enable the reopening of high-risk settings sooner and at increased capacities. Still, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has said the province will not introduce a vaccine passport. On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and the Public Policy Forum’s Sean Speer take a look at the debate around vaccine passports and what Canada can learn from the approach being taken in France. Speer also explains why he thinks policymakers like Ford should "revisit their knee-jerk resistance" to vaccine passports. For more exclusive content from the show, download the Crisis Management podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Last week, Ottawa announced that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from the United States as of Aug. 9, while fully vaccinated travellers from other countries will be able to enter the country as of Sept. 7. Business industry groups welcomed the easing of border restrictions, saying it will be good for the economy as well as for the hard-hit travel and tourism sectors. But the United States is taking a different approach. The Biden administration extended the restrictions in place on non-essential travel until at least Aug. 21, a move that was met with criticism from politicians and businesses on both sides of the border. On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and the Public Policy Forum’s Sean Speer discuss the U.S. decision, and what it may take to speed up the easing of border restrictions.