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The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many vulnerabilities across the institutions and industries key to our society, including long-standing structural challenges within the Canadian healthcare system. In the post-pandemic recovery, many of those challenges have not gone away and have, in fact, been exacerbated by severe staff shortages, particularly in Ontario, where several hospitals have had to close departments due to a lack of staff. On this episode of Editor’s Edition, the Public Policy Forum’s Sean Speer and Yahoo Finance Canada’s Alicja Siekierska discuss the ongoing challenges in the healthcare system and how policymakers should address these issues. “The emphasis on addressing these short-term challenges needs to be matched by a kind of similar level of ambition about the need to address these longer term, structural problems,” Speer said. “We know that because of aging and demographics, the pressure on our healthcare systems is only bound to grow.” They also discuss why re-shoring has yet to happen in Canada, why the government has fallen short on providing some basic services, and how airlines should be dealing with consumers when it comes to cancellations and delays. If you have any policy-related questions, or feedback about the show, please email email@example.com.