An analysis of Canadian business support programs in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

Articles and reports: 13-605-X202300100001

Description: With the emergence of COVID-19, Canadian governments at all levels adopted policy initiatives to address the financial challenges faced by businesses. The policies were broad in both scope and variety and altogether represented billions of dollars in support.

This article examines these programs including the characteristics of recipients using preliminary data from the Canadian COVID-19 Business Support Measures Database (CCBSM), a standardized set of data covering government support programs for businesses.

Issue Number: 2023001
Author(s): Hoffarth, Matthew; Lin, Xiaobao
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