The Shape of Things to Come

2 July 2020, 8:30 a.m. (Disponible en français : La forme que prendront les choses à l’avenir) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rapid global economic contraction. Many forecasters are predicting an economic downturn not seen since the Great Depression. In Canada, as in other countries, protective measures such as lockdowns to contain the spread…

Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment in Canada by Sector

25 June 2020, 9:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : Impacts de la COVID-19 sur l’emploi au Canada par secteur d’activité) COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have reduced Canadian economic activity, particularly in certain sectors, as discussed in the HillNote Impacts of COVID-19 on Selected Sectors of Canada’s Economy. The employment impacts in March (week of 15−21), April (week of…

COVID-19 Vaccine Research and Development

Revised on 9 November 2020, 12:10 p.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Recherche et développement de vaccins contre la COVID‑19) Vaccine immunization will be a critical tool in controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus…

COVID-19 and the Federal Correctional System

Revised on 26 June 2020, 8:20 a.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : La COVID 19 et le système correctionnel fédéral) Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal penitentiaries across the country have reported infections, with institutions experiencing…

Canadian and Global Military Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 June 2020, 11:15 a.m. (Disponible en français : Interventions militaires canadiennes et étrangères en réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19) Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments in Canada and other countries have mobilized and deployed their military to assist civilian authorities. Each country has used its military resources differently. To date, the…

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Environment

27 May 2020, 11:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : La pandémie de COVID-19 et l’environnement) Financial crises, pandemics, international conflicts and environmental incidents have all affected the Canadian economy in the past, sometimes resulting in major economic slowdowns. Shifts in human behaviour that might accompany such events, such as decreased travel and industrial activity, can…

Inuit Nunangat and COVID-19

26 May 2020, 11 a.m. (Disponible en français : L’Inuit Nunangat et la COVID-19) Key factors that influence health and wellbeing may make Inuit more susceptible to COVID-19 and more likely to experience severe forms of the illness. This HillNote provides information about access to health care, recent federal funding, and Indigenous communities’ responses to…

Understanding Federal Data Reporting and Visualization During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Revised on 26 August 2020, 3:15 p.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Comprendre la transmission et la visualisation des données fédérales durant la pandémie de COVID-19) One result of the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented effort to collect…