News and analysis about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

People in a subway station, New York City. Image credit: Martin Adams/Unsplash
Safia J. Lakhani, Pro Bono | As employers and workers navigate the re-opening of the workplace post-pandemic, it is worth considering certain key principles in employment law and their application in the return to work.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday's pandemic-reopening news conference. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta via Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Sometimes fortune does favour the bold. More often it doesn't. It's just that foolhardiness looks better in the rear-view mirror because the fools who fail are usually soon forgotten.
Images: Ed Broadbent and Kofi Hope. Used with Permission
Victoria Fenner, Reshma Budhu | In the first of a six part series, a conversation with Ed Broadbent and Kofi Hope about what COVID is revealing about our world and country. A and Tommy Douglas Institute coproduction.
A nursing student's hand reaches out to touch the imprint of hands in a sculpture at a community drop-in centre. Image credit: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | The problems within nursing preceded the pandemic and call for a radical shake-up of the profession.
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Kim Elliott | The road to recovery will be a much smoother ride for some Canadians than others. We need to talk about why that is and how to fix it.
Person wearing mask with bandage on arm. Image credit: CDC/Unsplash
Evelyn Lazare | Shots in arms are essential. So are lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. But it takes both to achieve herd immunity. Isn't it time we realized this?
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday's COVID-19 news conference. Image: Screenshot of Alberta government video
David J. Climenhaga | COVID-19 "is not an urban-versus-rural issue," Premier Jason Kenney said yesterday. But that's exactly what his government has made it by harping on the supposedly unique virtue of rural folk.
Alberta Speaker Nathan Cooper. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | NDP House Leader asks: why is the safety of Jason Kenney and his UCP MLAs more important than the safety of essential workers?
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday's COVID-19 news conference. Image: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video
David J. Climenhaga | The internet let out a collective gasp yesterday afternoon when Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was caught telling a monumental fib.
Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Gaslighting, not to mention outright sabotage, has been a standard part of the Conservative repertoire in Canada for half a century. Of course they accuse others of the same thing.
Farmworkers at work in a field. Image credit: Faith Unlimited/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | The province says work is "underway" to increase vaccine access to marginalized and vulnerable groups.
Calgary Police arrest political cleric Artur Pawlowski on Saturday for defying public health orders. Image: Screenshot of YouTube video
David J. Climenhaga | The latest arrests may not seem like much, but whatever the explanation they represent something of a sea change for the Kenney government and police.