Ontario has been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis, and with it has come a severe disruption of the province’s public policy priorities.

The Ontario government will need to focus on its own policy levers and the steps it can take, unilaterally or in combination with the federal government and other jurisdictions, to rebuild economic confidence.

This will necessarily involve a combination of short- and long-term measures. Short-term measures include sectoral rules for reopening, and the child-care support necessary for such reopening. Longer-term measures should include, in addition to the continued steps to ensure effective reopening, a suite of policy reforms to catalyse investment and opportunity.

This policy brief by the Ontario 360 project is focused on those potential reforms. It draws on Ontario 360’s catalogue of nearly 50 papers over the past two years to suggest the makings of a longer-term policy agenda for the Province of Ontario.

Read the policy brief