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BC’s swift response to long-term care crisis sets the bar for other provinces

Today, four out of five Canadians who have died from COVID-19 in Canada are linked to long-term care homes. The first death from COVID-19 in Canada was an elderly resident...

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Five tests to make sure bailouts benefit people, not corporations

Canada’s corporate bailouts need to cut out tax dodgers and profiteers, and show long-term commitments are attached to the money.

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Filipino Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 and the Importance of Race-Based Analysis

Filipino Workers on the Frontlines During COVID19 Globally and in Canada Warlito Valdez. Amor Padilla Gatinao. Daisy Dorinilla. Debbie Accad. Leilani Medel. Christine Mandegarian.  These are just a few of...

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Economy and climate need more than stimulus after COVID-19

Media reports say climate change mitigation will play a prominent role in the COVID-19 economic recovery, with the federal government planning to invest in the environment as part of its...

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, socioeconomic rights and the COVID-19 pandemic

This blogpost was originally written in French, and has been translated to English below. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many restrictions have been placed on fundamental rights and...

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Lift the Floor: Provincial Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis

The Institute’s first convening in our new digital series explored how provinces have a critical role to play to meet the needs of people and communities during the pandemic and...

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Completing the promise of Medicare

In the early 1960’s, a CCF government (the CCF was the precursor to the NDP) in Saskatchewan successfully lit the path towards what we now know nationally as Medicare, a...

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One Lesson from the Pandemic: Canada Needs to Rebuild Manufacturing

One of the by-products of the global COVID 19 pandemic is that all of a sudden people are paying attention to where things are actually manufactured. On Monday morning April...

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COVID-19 is not the great leveller, it’s the great revealer

In a medical sense, COVID-19, as highly contagious as it is, can be thought of as the great leveller. No one has immunity, and we face the health risk of...

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Educating Ontario Students During Covid-19

EMERGENCY REMOTE LEARNING IN ONTARIO On March 31st, Phase 2 of Ontario’s “Learn at Home” program was announced in response to COVID-19 school closures. The announcement has resulted in inconsistency...