Blog April 5
The Harmac Pacific mill on Vancouver Island. Image credit: David Stanley/Flickr.
David J. Climenhaga | The American president has ordered 3M not to ship N95 masks to Canada, but we are the world's only supplier of the paper product they're made from. Kenney needs to pick a side.
Blog April 4
Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Premier Jason Kenney shortly after the election of the United Conservative Party government (Image: Facebook).
David J. Climenhaga | Whatever Jason Kenney says, it's doubtful this issue will go away as long as Tyler Shandro is minister of health. If the premier doesn't like that, he knows what he has to do.
Columnists April 3
People line up to be assessed for COVID-19 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. (Image: michael_swan/Flickr)
Rick Salutin | COVID-19 is like a counterweight to imagined communities: it's a community-building experience that's unimagined and nonsymbolic. It transcends identities because it menaces everyone, everywhere.
Blog April 3
Image: leenient/Flickr
Justin Mohammed | Canada has banned refugee claimants from entering this country from the U.S., subject to narrow exceptions. In so doing, we abandon our legal commitments under the 1951 Refugee Convention.
Blog April 3
Spanish troops deployed to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: NATO/Flickr
Archana Rampure | Spain's shaky coalition government is trying to get the country through this unimaginable, unprecedented nightmare.
Blog April 3
Image: SD-Pictures/Pixabay
Ed Finn | Unless the world's political leaders put an end to capitalist rule, capitalist rule will put an end to most of the world's inhabitants.
News April 3
Image: Mel Watkins
Karl Nerenberg | Colleagues and friends pay tribute to the late Mel Watkins, a towering figure.
Podcast April 3
Image: OFL. Used by permission.
Marc Belanger, Derek Blackadder | RadioLabour's Canada Report: An interview with OFL president Patty Coates; CUPE's support of front-line workers; and more.
Columnists April 2
A view of Rikers Island prison in New York City in 2013. Image: formulanone/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Flattening the curve of COVID-19 will only happen through massive collective action. All levels of government need to quickly release as many prisoners as possible.
Blog April 2
Trans Mountain pipeline construction continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: Kanahus Manuel/Twitter
Brent Patterson | The World Health Organization says that climate change increases the risk of contagious diseases, yet this pandemic is seeing increased state subsidies for oil and gas.
Blog April 2
The Alberta legislature in Edmonton. Image: Jeff Wallace/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | A roundup of Alberta news stories you may have missed.
Columnists April 2
Image: David Stewart/Flickr
Matt Hatfield, Digital Freedom Update | We cannot allow lack of access, unaffordable service, restrictive data caps or slow speeds to further marginalize Canada's most vulnerable populations during a time of social distancing.