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COVID-19 Provincial Policies

Updated January 21, 2021 Published August 20, 2020

COVID-19 Stringency Index

Following initial spring lockdowns in response to COVID-19, the level of policy restrictions that individuals are living with has varied greatly across Canada. To capture provincial confinement and public restriction measures, we followed the team at Oxford University’s COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, who have been tracking the different approaches taken by countries since the beginning of the pandemic.

Our index now captures twelve different measures enacted by Canadian provincial governments to counter the pandemic including gathering sizes, facial coverings, school closures, and travel restrictions.

You can read more about how relative stringency has varied in our original Policy Options article, published on November 27th, 2020.

COVID-19 Re-opening Indicators

Since March 2020, the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation has been tracking Canadian policy responses to the pandemic including the timing of public health measures. The re-opening indicators dataset captures when provincial measures were taken or revoked, it was updated until September 2020.

You can read more on this COVID provincial re-opening indicators in our original Policy Options article, published on April 22nd, 2020.

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To cite this data:
Breton, Charles, Paisley Sim and Mohy-Dean Tabbara. 2021. COVID-19 Canadian Provinces Measures Dataset. Center of Excellence on the Canadian Federation.

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COVID-19 provincial policies, fiscal relations, Indigenous governance, public opinion on federalism: the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation is the IRPP's new permanent research initiative providing key insights on the Canadian federation.

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