Linda McQuaig June 5
For years, we've submitted to the economic orthodoxy dictated by Bay Street: that governments must deliver balanced budgets and low spending. Then along came the pandemic.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan June 4
Floyd's murder, in the crucible of the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and police brutality, has sparked a diverse rebellion against the scourge of systemic racism.
Duncan Cameron June 3
Duncan Cameron
Long-term care companies and fossil-fuel producers impose large social and environmental costs on ordinary Canadians. Governments must protect the public from these costs in the post-pandemic economy.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update June 1
COVID-19 has exposed how the growing digital divide in Canada is leaving communities behind.
Rick Salutin May 29
Ontario isn't doing well in the daily reality show where chief medical officers of the provinces perform.
Monia Mazigh May 29
Monia Mazigh
Some of the same politicians who banned Muslim women from wearing the niqab are the same public figures now recommending face coverings be worn in public during the pandemic.
Lois Ross May 29
After serious COVID-19 outbreaks at meat-packing plants across Canada, the time has come to take a hard look at how we produce and process meat across this country.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 28
The pandemic lays bare what cell phone and body camera videos have increasingly exposed and communities of color have long known: racism is alive and well in the United States, and it is deadly.
Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono May 28
What is a landlord's responsibility when a tenant in a multi-residential building tests positive for COVID-19?
Duncan Cameron May 26
Duncan Cameron
The easing of international tensions between the U.S. and China would in normal times be the job of international institutions such as the UN and G20. But Trump times are not normal times.
Matthew Behrens May 25
Canada's armed forces continue to participate in actions designed to make it harder for refugees to reach asylum. Could we imagine an unarmed sea force that instead works to help those in distress?
June Chua May 22
During the COVID-19 pandemic, reports indicate an alarming rise in anti-Asian racist attacks. Christine Cheung's work seeks to help targets and bystanders respond to those incidents.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 21
These are difficult, dangerous times. The undocumented, the poor and communities of colour face COVID-19 infection on a daily basis, with practically no safety net.
Linda McQuaig May 20
Canada's national debt grew after the Second World War, but the economy grew faster. With low borrowing costs, we're well positioned to run up debts that put Canadians back to work.
Duncan Cameron May 19
Duncan Cameron
The pandemic lays bare the weaknesses of Canada. A generalized social injustice demands that we reflect on what we can do to strengthen our society and expand our freedoms.
Rick Salutin May 15
Emergency spending by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be going well -- and that fact appears to be making right-wing ideologues nervous.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 14
Governor Kristi Noem supports armed vigilantes in states like Wisconsin. But if Native Americans dare to protect public health on their sovereign territory, Noem suddenly embraces "big government."
Duncan Cameron May 12
Duncan Cameron
French environmental activist Nicolas Hulot is calling for a major transformation of society to deal with the climate emergency, and remedy the economic failures exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rick Salutin May 8
Thanks to the Conservatives, Canadian students will now have to prove they're searching for work in order to receive emergency support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Linda McQuaig May 8
While providing steady support domestically, Prime Minister Trudeau has done a great deal to make the situation worse for some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.
Bill Blaikie May 8
As younger people make sacrifices during the pandemic to protect vulnerable populations, will the older generation now make sacrifices to reduce carbon emissions and help secure a future for youth?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 7
"The federal government announced that they intend to release a portion of funds ... to tribes to help fight COVID-19, but I'll believe it when I see it," said Navajo President Jonathan Nez.
Duncan Cameron May 5
Duncan Cameron
As we transition out of economic lockdown, the bank should encourage debt forgiveness. Easing mortgage and credit card debt is an effective way to promote growth.
Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update May 1
Privacy experts are already sounding the alarm on contact tracing apps. Location data, if gathered, can reveal sensitive, private information about peoples' lives.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 30
"End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world. It starts by stopping the fighting everywhere. Now," United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said on March 23.
Karly Wilson, Pro Bono April 30
Voices supporting the rights of disadvantaged groups were either excluded or ignored when "urgent" COVID response programs were crafted. The result is a response that puts bandages on deeper problems.
Matthew Behrens April 29
As beneficiaries of a system that constantly produces stories of violence against women, men need to do far more to confront increasingly weaponized misogyny.
Duncan Cameron April 28
Duncan Cameron
The for-profit rental market does not work for low-income people. It is past time for the federal government to once again champion affordable housing as it did after the Second World War.
June Chua April 27
Two artists, D'Arcy Wilson and Oliver Kellhammer, explore reconnecting with the environment and nature through art.
Rick Salutin April 24
The anti-lockdown protests are small, but many of them represent despairing blue-collar workers in the Midwest who gave Trump his victory although he lost the popular vote.

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