News and analysis about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Bell building, Montreal. Image credit: Jacques Meynier de Malviala/Flickr
John Miller | Bell Media is cutting journalism jobs while using pandemic-related labour subsidies to increase dividend payouts to its shareholders.
News
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Karl Nerenberg | NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to take steps to eventually abolish for-profit long-term care -- and while they're at it, rebuild domestic vaccine production capacity.
Blog
Immunization in 1943 -- Canada had more vaccine production and manufacturing capacity then than now. Image credit: John Vachon/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | The minute memories of COVID-19 begin to fade, the Conservative clamour for Canadian vaccine and PPE manufacturing will disappear as quickly as a Canadian summer.
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View of rooftops in Haiti. Image: Banco Mundial América Latina y el Caribe/Flickr
Yves Engler | There is a broad and deeply entrenched anti-Haitian discourse running through media reports about public health concerns linking COVID-19 and Haiti.
Blog
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at Friday's COVID-19 daily briefing. Image: Video screenshot/Alberta government
David J. Climenhaga | What business wants in Alberta, business gets. Also, the Alberta inquiry goes into triple overtime.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro bashes Justin Trudeau at yesterday's daily COVID briefing. Image: Screenshot of Alberta government video
David J. Climenhaga | The Kenney government's strategic brain trust is trying hard to change the channel on a series of blunders and scandals. Bashing Justin Trudeau is the favoured tactic, and it could work.
Columnists
Rideau Hall in Ottawa, residence of the Governor General of Canada. Image credit: Ross Dunn/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Athlete and doctor Laurent Duvernay-Tardif displays a sense of duty rooted in community solidarity. Perhaps he could spare a few moments to gracefully fill the duties of our head of state.
Columnists
Medical face mask. Image credit: Mark König/Unsplash
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl | With measures in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, some people feel that their rights are under attack. But individual rights, even those protected by the Charter, are not absolute.
Blog
Wooden tiny shelter built by Khaleel Seivwright. A sign on the house says "Someone lives here, do not remove." Image credit: Jeff Bierk
Cathy Crowe | A skilled carpenter in Toronto has simply started building shelters for people trying to survive the housing crisis, shelter shortage and COVID-19 pandemic.
News
University Health Network's expanded COVID-19 vaccination centre at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Public Health Agency of Canada has been struggling to fulfill its role since the onset of the pandemic. That's the shocking conclusion of an internal federal government review.
Podcast
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | An interview with UFCW Local 401 communications officer Michael Hughes about the COVID-19 outbreak at the Cargill plant in Alberta where hundreds were infected and two workers died.
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Health-care worker. Image credit: Pathumporn Thongking/UN Women Asia and the Pacific/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | Front-line workers have been hailed as heroes over the course of this pandemic, but who gets to decide who is and isn't a front-line worker?