Columnists
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of COVID-19 testing program at Pearson Airport. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Doug Ford and his government have given up on doing anything to deal with COVID-19, and are waiting for the vaccines to enact what the government won't.
Columnists
Pro-Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol. Image credit: Brett Davis/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The violent white-supremacist insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 put some ugly truths in stark relief.
Columnists
Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of long-term care staffing plan. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The greatest danger in long-term care may be posed by the emergence of "financialized" enterprises that focus relentlessly on cost-cutting to drive ever-higher profit margins.
News
Grocery store cashier. Image credit: Russ Allison Loar/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In a time of pandemic, unpaid leave provisions for workers seem woefully inadequate -- not only for the well-being of workers, but for the safety of the rest of us.
News
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Chelsea Nash | All travellers coming to Canada must obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure, but the requirement means migrant workers must pay hundreds for the test out of pocket.
Blog
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday's COVID-19 update (Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
David J. Climenhaga | According to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, travel during the pandemic is bad, but it's safe; it's not recommended, but it's facilitated. Is everyone clear on this now?
Blog
Palm Springs sign. Image: Randy Heinitz/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Where's the commissioner of the inquiry into "anti-Alberta energy campaigns" when you need him? In Palm Springs, apparently.
Blog
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney less than a week ago on New Year's Eve 2020. (Image: Screenshot from UCP video).
David J. Climenhaga | On Friday Jason Kenney praised former municipal affairs minister Tracy Allard for helping keep Calgary-based WestJet in the air. Yesterday, he threw her under the wheels of the airport bus.
News
Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period in September 2020. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Here we are, a mere year and a quarter from the last federal election -- and in the midst of a frightful and deadly pandemic -- yet, believe it or not, Ottawa is full of election talk.
Blog
David Climenhaga | Albertans learned last week the grim toll from COVID-19 in the province has now passed 1,000 deaths.
Blog
Left to right in background: Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard, Premier Jason Kenney and Justice Minister Kayvee Madu; In the foreground, Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw. (Image: Kaycee Madu/Twitter)
David J. Climenhaga | Justice Minister Kaycee Madu posted a photo of himself with Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Premier Jason Kenney and Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard. Only Hinshaw wore a mask.
Podcast
Images:  Heather Cleveland, Stephan Reilly, Gabriela Vanden. Used with permission.
Victoria Fenner | Making video games and other forms of online entertainment are keeping media artists busy during this time. Two video game designers and a D.O.P. for film tell us how COVID is affecting them.