Volunteers before schools: a sign governments are losing sight of what’s urgent

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Ottawa's clubby arrangement with WE Charity to deliver grants to student volunteers appears odd, but a second look at the whole program makes you realize it is even worse: It is a sign government has lost the plot of the pandemic.
It was, apparently, so important to the pandemic response to ensure that postsecondary students who volunteer their time get a grant of $1,000 to $5,000 that the federal government handed the whole operation over to WE, asking it to disburse up to $900-million, and paying WE by the head.