Has the Ontario Government Mishandled Pandemic Spending?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

This month, Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk reported that in a scramble to help Ontario businesses, the Ford government sent almost $1 billion in pandemic relief to ineligible companies, some of which were outside of Ontario. Has the Ontario government seriously mishandled its pandemic-relief spending? We look at that effort, ask how much mismanagement was inevitable, and where the responsibility truly lies.
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Dec 13, 2021
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