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Sunday Scrum: Coping with COVID-19

CBC News Network's Sunday Scrum panel is your destination for frank discussion and analysis of the week's big Canadian political stories. This week: Our panellists discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the Canadian economy amid efforts to reopen businesses in some provinces.

Catch up on all the discussions from the Sunday Scrum here

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign in Toronto on April 29. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than three million job losses in Canada so far. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

CBC News Network's Sunday Scrum panel is your destination for frank discussion and analysis of the week's big Canadian political stories.

This week, our panellists talk about how COVID-19 is affecting the Canadian economy amid efforts to reopen businesses in some provinces, and they discuss what's next for Alberta's oilsands after numerous politicians weighed in on the industry's future this week.

Plus, the panellists dive into the Liberal government's new multimillion-dollar aid package for Canada's farmers and food processors.

Watch the clips below.

WATCH | Coping with the pandemic: 

Our political panel discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian economy and the efforts of provinces to reopen some businesses. 11:28

WATCH | Future of Alberta oilsands in doubt:

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet said this week that Alberta's oilsands industry is all but finished, prompting a passionate response from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. 12:55

WATCH | COVID-19 and Canadian agriculture:

The Liberal government unveiled a multimillion-dollar aid package this week aimed at helping farmers and food processors safely navigate the coronavirus pandemic, but the funding falls far short of the $2.6 billion requested by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. 9:21

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