When we locked down the economy in March we didn’t acknowledge the consequences – domestic abuse, suicide, bankruptcies and millions unemployed. With all the talk of a second lockdown there’s no excuses to ignore them this time.
It isn’t just a political scandal featuring a breathtaking lack of due diligence and questionable accounting. It also hurt the entire charity sector and the people it helps.
They’re talking about it again in Ottawa. And it’s not as if governments don’t already soak home owners in a myriad of ways. (Photo by Getty Images)
Judging by our politicians penchant for using the pandemic as an excuse to jump on their familiar policy hobby horses – the answer is “not.” And that will hurt us all.
What happens next seems to be the big uncertainty – especially with some provinces already backtracking aspects of reopening the economy. It’s already got the Bank of Canada worried.
You’d think they were made this week given how relevant they are – but shocking given many are over 100 years old – written by one of modern history’s greatest social commentators – HL Mencken.