Matti Siemiatycki consulted on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

July 15, 2020 by School of Cities Staff

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, major infrastructure projects have been developed to help with Canada’s recovery. With an unusual recession that has come with the pandemic, governments and industries have had to respond in unprecedented ways and bring in a larger scope of aid programs.

Weighing in on what makes this recession different from past recessions is Matti Siemiatycki, interim director of the School of Cities. He explains that the pandemic has affected service sector workers particularly, which is mostly made up of women. He also explains that this situation is unique because of this is a reaction to both health and economic emergencies.

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