Ottawa’s Response to the Covid-19 Crisis
Alberta was eligible for $348 million in COVID-related federal government money for its low-paid essential workers, but only accessed $12 million; a shortfall of $335.8 million that could have been used to assist workers and their families, and to stimulate the province’s struggling economy. This is the highest amount of money left on the table by any provincial government. Parkland Institute director Trevor Harrison comments on a report by CCPA senior economist David Macdonald. This op-ed was published in the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald.