Subsidizing childcare, promoting business spending will aid in recovery: report

Scotia report proposes fiscal policy strategy to rebuilding economy

Canada’s post-pandemic recovery plan should aim to combat two longstanding economic weaknesses — lower female workforce participation and weak business productivity — Scotia Economics suggests.
In a new report, the bank’s economists highlight two key areas for the federal government to address in its forthcoming economic recovery plan that “have the potential to fundamentally reshape our growth prospects by removing impediments to work and strengthening business investment.”