Provinces across the country are imposing stricter lockdown measures as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. For many Canadians this has meant that their only major shopping choices are ‘big-box’ stores or online.

This has had a crippling effect on the economy and put many small companies out of business, but what has it done to the free market as we understand it?

Sam Eskenasi says that the free market in Canada has not only been substantially harmed, but that rationale for doing so simply isn’t borne out by the data.

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