Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks.
Food & Health
Justin Trudeau stated that no Canadians should go without because of the coronavirus crisis. As prime minister, he should commit to relieving the despair of fellow citizens faced with destitution.
Most Canadian workers do not have paid sick leave, and those who benefit from such leave are disproportionately in the upper income category.
Lack of tests kits is a structural problem and one that Canada could have avoided if it had been taking things more seriously beginning in December. After all, it had three full months to prepare.
If we do a good job educating, organizing and mobilizing around a more hopeful and democratic agenda, then ambitious alternatives can become politically inevitable.
If we can contain COVID-19, it will be because of individual efforts to follow public-health protocols and because of the expertise of public-health officials in quickly establishing those protocols.
In a shocking decision, the organizers of CANSEC say they still intend to convene a trade show in Ottawa that could bring together 12,000 people from 55 countries.
The novel coronavirus acts by its own lights. Beyond that, much depends on how we react to it.
For seven decades, Connaught Labs performed brilliantly on the national and international stage, contributing to medical breakthroughs and developing affordable treatments and vaccines.
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