Mohammad Torshizi (Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) says grain transportation was a success during the first year of the pandemic, but might face some post-pandemic challenges revealed during COVID-19.
The decision to suspend some environmental monitoring requirements for Alberta’s oilpatch during the COVID-19 pandemic sets a dangerous precedent and jeopardizes environmental safety, critics say.
Fashion expert Lori Moran (Human Ecology) said there are major losses accruing in the fashion world because of the pandemic. She said a lot of Canadian retailers were already in trouble before the pandemic, and now they’re facing a major inventory glut after months of being closed.
An agricultural economist says declaring the food supply chain an essential service will help get critical goods to consumers during the COVID-19 emergency. Experts say declaration helps protect Canada’s food supply chain but won’t prevent shortages or price increases
The provincial government is expected to highlight its reduction in red tape and low corporate tax rate as incentives for investing in agriculture. | File photo