Okay. Obviously I feel like this is a big question, but let me see.... If there's an idea of a possible program or solution to an identified issue, it goes through.... It's hard to describe. I apologize, but there are so many ways that things get started. The public service could propose something. We might at cabinet decide something, and the public service goes away and develops it further.
We've been delivering in three ways in this pandemic: directly to individuals, through provinces, and through third parties. Those have been our go-to ways of getting money to organizations and Canadians. Depending on the goal or objective of what we're trying to achieve, one of the three becomes the way we deliver it.
I personally have been obsessed with making sure that things are deliverable. We didn't have time for an idea that couldn't be delivered, so if someone came to me with a proposed solution that we couldn't deliver, it wasn't a proposed solution as far as I was concerned.
We really focused on whether we could do this through an existing system directly to people. Would it be better to partner with the provinces and give the money to them to deliver, or should we use a third party intermediary on the ground to deliver it? Is that the most efficient way, given what we want to achieve?
Really, that was the framing for me as we looked to address these really complicated issues that were coming at us fast and furious.