News and analysis about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Pat Armstrong, Marjorie Cohen, Laurell Ritchie, Armine Yalnizyan, Leah Vosko | If COVID-19 has taught us nothing else, it is that we need a new approach to caring for each other in this country.
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Ontario Premier Ford on a tour of the Niagara Health Mass Vaccination Site in St. Catharines. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Health officials in Ontario say the province has not had it so bad since the beginning of the pandemic. By contrast, in Quebec the current rate of increase is not nearly as severe.
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rabble staff | With the first federal budget in two years expected on April 19, a potential election looms large against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic and faltering rollout of a national vaccine program.
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Alberta Speaker Nathan Cooper is really sorry about signing that letter criticizing Premier Jason Kenney's COVID-19 policy. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | From #Kudatah to anti-vaxx: what is it about right-wing mobs in Alberta and their chants of "lock 'er up"?
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta politicians and police seem uncharacteristically solicitous of the rights of the COVID-denying protesters.
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Kim Elliott | With the first federal budget in two years expected on April 19, a potential election looms large against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic and faltering roll-out of a national vaccine program.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Five unions in Ontario are demanding that teachers and other education workers be vaccinated immediately. Plus more labour news.
Columnists
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Rick Salutin | 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.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney during Tuesday's COVID-19 news conference. Image: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | This rebellion makes Jason Kenney look weak. It suggests the natural state of the right in Alberta is to be divided between a far-right social conservative fringe and a true centre-right party.
Columnists
Ontario government official announce partnership with the federal government, city of Toronto and Sanofi to expand domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The pandemic has only increased the clout of the powerful drug industry, which largely controls access to COVID vaccines desperately needed by Canadians and others.
Columnists
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Instead of selling weapons of war, the United States should make global public health the number 1 priority. It is by far the most effective way to enhance the country's national security.
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David Suzuki | To prevent pandemics, we must recognize our interconnectedness with nature and protect natural systems that make the planet habitable for humans. Doing so will also help with the climate emergency.