As the U.S. economy ignites, Canada hits a rough patch
The United States is accelerating toward an economic recovery as it sheds COVID-19 restrictions and reclaims a sense of normalcy, far different from the rough patch in Canada’s rebound.
Helped by a speedy vaccination push, the U.S. is showing signs of revival. Baseball fans are back in stadiums, if not at the same density. Domestic travel is on the mend, filling airplane seats and hotel rooms. And restaurant reservations are tougher to snag in New York, once an epicentre of the global pandemic.
Canada, meanwhile, is grappling with a third wave of COVID-19 that’s led to tighter restrictions, along with another round of layoffs in hard-hit service industries.