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.
When Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau called an election on Aug. 15, he said Canadians deserved a chance to choose which party should lead the country through the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. But according to Sean Speer of the Public Policy Forum, the campaign "devolved into skirmishes on hot-button issues like abortion and guns" and exposed the anger and frustration felt among many Canadians across the country. On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and Speer discuss the key issues that have emerged in this election, what's driving anger among voters and how the campaign was a missed opportunity for more serious policy discussions. For more exclusive content from the show, download the Crisis Management podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
In the face of a fourth wave that has overwhelmed the healthcare system, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney this week declared a state of public health emergency, reintroducing some of the restrictions that were lifted in the summer and unveiling a proof of vaccination system that he previously resisted due to privacy concerns. It’s a stark, 180-degree change from July, when the Premier proclaimed the province was “open for summer” and the United Conservative Party was selling hats declaring “Best Summer Ever.” On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and the Public Policy Forum’s Sean Speer discuss the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, how the province got to where it is today, and what impact the Premier’s “Best Summer Ever” plan may have had on the province’s vaccination rate. For more exclusive content from the show, download the Crisis Management podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.