With hundreds of billions of dollars of deficit spending, millions thrown out of work, and a massive loss of business revenue and investment wealth, Canada faces a dark economic future. Lockdown measures will gradually be lifted, economic activity will resume, and some day the pandemic will end. But the bill will be staggering. Decisions made in the next weeks and months will determine the trajectory of Canada’s economic recovery. This collection of essays by some of Canada’s leading thinkers on economics, public policy and governance offers some important principles and ideas to guide policy-makers as they face these tough decisions.