Ontario's new proposal for paid sick leave only covers a piddling three days directly. Then, if you're sick, you have to go the federal website, fill out the form, and wait awhile for some money.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
When is the right time to reverse the spread of inequality and the decline in services: long-term care, pharmacare, child care, university costs? It's any time, or the day before.
Derek Chauvin's trial is basically symbolic. In fact "events" themselves are essentially symbolic, compared to the slow seismic causes moving underneath.
Let's be clear on what refusing to protect essential workers with sick pay essentially means in the Ford lexicon: it means refusing to protect workers, period, with sick pay or anything else.
For those connected to animals, their death undoubtedly diminishes us. Anyone or anything that enhances our sense of the preciousness of being here, whatever/wherever this is, deserves mourning.
The giddiness people express after getting their first jab came unexpectedly. It's a pandemic of public delight, the way people burst onto a dance floor from the sidelines.
There's good reason to be gloomy about tech. Yet here we are, (at least somewhat) saved by the tech. It surely wasn't the politicians, largely mediocre, with their mixed bags of MDs and generals.
Meghan and Harry were more interesting and effective than the characters in "The Crown," and topped it for schmaltz and drama. How? By humanizing figures who in "The Crown" had already been humanized.
The kind of systemic neglect and even abuse of the ill and aged that we see in Canada muddies the question of "choice" for medically assisted deaths.
Let's be clear regarding this week's parliamentary vote on genocide. It was about what to call what's happening in China, not what to do about it.