Blog - The Views Expressed
COVID-19 outbreak at Ontario farm highlights deep problems in Canada's seasonal agricultural worker programJade Guthrie | The pandemic has shown just how essential agricultural workers are. Permanent status must be extended to ensure their safety, particularly as they risk their lives working on the frontline.
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 27 Kim Elliott | Would you take a few minutes to fill out our 2020 reader survey?|
|Blog - The Journalism Doctor May 27 John Miller | Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, the Star's new owners, say "we believe in news" and that their ownership will ensure a future for "world-class journalism." That remains to be seen.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
We know what's wrong with long-term care in Canada -- we need politicians with the courage to fix it, not an inquiryDavid J. Climenhaga | Canadian nurses have been warning for years about the deteriorating situation in long-term care, and the potential for catastrophe.
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 26 Toby Sanger | Even in a pandemic, many fortunate Canadians will still be able to file their taxes with virtual support. Low-income Canadians who don't have access to these resources will have a much harder time.|
|Blog - David Suzuki May 26 David Suzuki | The outbreak is showing us the cracks in our systems, the fault lines. If we begin to address them, we'll be in a better place to respond to the longer-term climate and biodiversity crises.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 26 David J. Climenhaga | "Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can't have protests of more than 15 people," Savage told a podcaster at the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors.|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 26 Matthew DiMera | Will you tune in tonight as we bring you the third webinar in our COVID-19 series?|
|Blog - Viewpoint: Reproductive Justice May 25 Olivia De Brabandere | To truly care about women's rights means recognizing the harmful effects that the criminalization of abortion can have on women and transgender people throughout the world.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Who will see their pandemic money first? The UCP's political staffers, or Alberta's health-care aides?David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's United Conservative Party will apply for funds from the federal government's Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to keep party staff employed.
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 25 rabble staff | Join us in welcoming Lidia Abraha, recipient of the 2020 Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog May 23 Maya Bhullar | Help for workers to make sense of their benefits and stay safe.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 22 Archana Rampure | Seniors in long-term care facilities are dying of COVID-19 in the thousands. Ultimately, the well-being of residents in these facilities depends on the well-being of the staff who work there.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Frustration grows as Alberta health minister's promised $2-per-hour top-up for health-care aides fails to appear, againDavid J. Climenhaga | More than a month has passed since the UCP promised a $2-per-hour coronavirus-crisis top-up to Alberta's lowest-paid health-care workers. There's still no sign of it.
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 21 Canadian Foreign Policy Institute | Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 21 Sandeep Prasad, Alba Onofrio | The "March for Life" rally may not seem like a major problem in the short term. But its supporters have a broad agenda aimed at promoting Christian supremacy and marginalizing vulnerable groups.|
|Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada May 21 David Kattenburg | By conflating boycotts and other pro-Palestinian activities with anti-Semitism, as it does in its 2019 audit of anti-Semitic incidents, B'nai Brith Canada undermines the fight it claims to champion.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 20 David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Conservatives always thought they could afford some rebellion to open the Overton window further to the political right. The NDP's Rachel Notley proved them wrong in 2015.|
|Blog - David Suzuki May 19 David Suzuki | We have a lot to learn still, but COVID-19 can teach us ways to address a crisis with many unknowns, whether it's a pandemic, a rapidly heating planet or accelerating biodiversity loss.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 19 Robert Hackett | While thousands of B.C. businesses have closed and millions of British Columbians are urged to stay at home, fossil fuel-related expansion projects continue as if they are "essential services."|
|Blog - Brent Patterson May 19 Brent Patterson | Global spending on arms could decline due a drop in the price of oil, pandemic related debt and the imperative of a Green New Deal. How does Canada's plan to buy fighter jets by 2022 fit into this?|
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog
City of Toronto finally commits to physical distancing standards in key court settlement for city's homeless peopleCathy Crowe | It took a lawsuit at the Superior Court level to push Toronto to commit to enforceable physical distancing in shelters.
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 19 David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has called sinking $7.5 billion into the Keystone XL pipeline "a solid bet." But the investment is not likely to benefit Alberta's taxpayers.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 18 David J. Climenhaga | Friday before a long weekend is commonly viewed as the traditional time to publish information governments would like voters to forget about. What does this say about the so-called "fair deal" panel?|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 15 Jeff Shantz | Prisoners across the country have raised concerns about the conditions they are experiencing and expressed their frustration, anger and fears over the health risks they face.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 15 Ernie Lightman | In the last 25 years, there has been an increase in the proportion of long-term care beds provided by for-profit corporations that are primarily interested in cutting costs and maximizing profit.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
COVID-19 proves Ernst & Young was out to lunch when it recommended privatizing two public long-term care providersDavid J. Climenhaga | If ever there was a time to recognize that privatization of health-care services, in particular public-sector long-term care, is a bad idea, the current pandemic is that moment.
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 15 David J. Climenhaga | Twitter users were quick to point out to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Aaron Wudrick that any horse hoping to defraud Ottawa of CERB funds would need a valid social insurance number.|
|Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 14 rabble staff | We're thrilled to announce that Chelsea Nash will be joining the rabble.ca team as our labour beat reporter for 2020.|
|Blog - Taking Sides May 14 Philip Lee | A recent Angus Reid poll showed that 48 per cent of Canadians do not trust the news media to provide accurate information about COVID-19.|