Letter from the publisher: The problem with announce first and design later

I’ve been following the federal government’s emergency aid announcements closely, and I remain perplexed by the criteria to qualify for the 75 percent wage subsidy: organizations must demonstrate that gross revenues have declined by 30 percent when compared to the same time in 2019. 

But the thing is, a non-profit (established or startup) can’t demonstrate that kind of revenue drop in the same way a business can.  

As of this writing, the novel coronavirus has spread to more than 170 countries around the world. It’s an acute, rapidly unfolding crisis that we are facing all together, as an entire global community. Governments everywhere are working around the clock on measures to contain the spread, support the vulnerable, and keep their economy going. And certainly Canada is no exception. While many complain that the federal government should be acting fa


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