opinion May 4
John Roberts of Fox News at a budget town hall for Congressman David Schweikert at the Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2013. Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Matthew Hays | Fox News has been accused of toxifying public discourse for many years, and now faces a lawsuit for spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Roberts lends a false veneer of credibility to the network.
opinion May 1
Views of inundated areas in New Orleans following breaking of the levees surrounding the city as the result of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans, Louisiana. September 11, 2005. Image: NOAA Photo Library/Flickr
Khadijah Kanji | From the slow anguish of asthma to the fast fury of flood, from Canada to Congo, eco-grief is a centuries-long condition of existence for those without the privilege of proximity to "grievability."
opinion May 1
Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image: NIAID/Flickr
Jim Harding | During this pandemic, the planet is getting a deserved rest. But once lockdowns are lifted, we must restore biodiversity, reduce emissions and shift from an economy that promotes endless growth.
opinion April 30
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Neela Hassan | It's time for Canada's COVID-19 response plan to include asylum seekers. Nothing should excuse governments from their legal and moral obligations to protect those who are forced to flee their homes.
analysis April 30
Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier. Image: Diane Lebouthillier/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Many major Canadian companies thinly disguise their use of offshore tax evasion schemes by shifting funds to subsidiary or related companies.
opinion April 30
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Sarah Kurchak | Our society consistently ties the value of a disabled person's life to the value we provide -- or fail to provide -- to abled people.
opinion April 29
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Naomi Lightman, Ted McCoy | When labour is feminized, it is structurally undervalued and even delegitimized. The COVID-19 crisis further exposes the ways that this process puts workers in harm's way.
opinion April 28
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a COVID-19 press briefing on April 27, 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Video screenshot
Heather Stewart | Many international students are financially vulnerable. The federal government should be willing to support international graduate students who were encouraged to come to Canada to study.
analysis April 27
President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, at a coronavirus update briefing Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in the White House. Image: D. Myles Cullen/The White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Clinical trials are taking place right now to assess the effectiveness -- and potential side effects -- of chloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 patients. None of those trials are, as yet, conclusive.
analysis April 24
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | Don't expect this Liberal government, that likes to be all things to all people, to take on powerful corporate interests, especially at a time of extreme economic emergency.
opinion April 24
Empty shelves at a grocery store in La Vern, Southern California. Image: Russ Allison Loar/Flickr
Khadijah Kanji | Hoarding and price gouging are foundational to a capitalist system, one governed by the logic that the limitless capacity to accumulate is the impetus for human innovation and productive activity.
opinion April 24
Paul Taylor in the FoodShare Toronto warehouse, where the organization stores and packages fresh produce for delivery. Image: Sandro Pehar, used with permission
Paul Taylor | The COVID-19 crisis has thrown into stark relief just how many of us are a paycheque away from using a food bank. But the Greater Vancouver Food Bank is throwing up barriers for those in need.
opinion April 23
A New Jersey National Guard airman provides traffic control at a COVID-19 testing site in Holmdel, N.J., March 23, 2020. Image: The National Guard/Flickr
Jeff Shantz | Some governments are using the context of COVID-19 to make a range of moves that are explicitly authoritarian, exerting controls over communities that are struggling to get by.
arts/media April 23
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Christina Turner | The mainstreaming of vegan food has produced a range of helpful cookbooks. Here's how to dive in.
opinion April 22
Temporary bike lanes in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 12, 2020. Image: Dylan Passmore/Flickr
Joel Harden | With the same solidarity and collective action that we used to fight this virus, we can build a better future for everyone, and for the planet on which we all depend.
opinion April 22
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Mark Hancock | We need to recognize long-term care for what it is: health care. It needs to be properly funded, with clear and consistent standards across the country.
opinion April 22
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Fiona Whittington-Walsh | This pandemic warns us again about the horrors of warehousing people in institutional model facilities. We must create inclusive communities where everyone receives the support they need.
analysis April 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | When a quorum of MPs returned to Parliament on Monday, they unanimously expressed the horror all Canadians feel about the extent of a single man's murderous rampage in Nova Scotia.
opinion April 20
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Greg Dwulit | Even before the pandemic, there was a growing global consensus for cracking down on tax havens. Now it's time to make the rich and corporations pay their fair share.
opinion April 17
Water towers at sunset. Image: Chris Diroll/Flickr
David McDonald | No public service will ever be perfect, but a system of public services without the distraction of profits is our best security against the next crisis that will inevitably come our way.
opinion April 17
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David Doorey | COVID-19 has helped expose deep cracks in the foundation of our economic and social models. This crisis provides an opportunity for governments to hit the reset button on economic and social policies.
opinion April 16
Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image: NIAID/Flickr
Jeff Shantz | The pandemic has shown that society organized around production for profit destroys nature and harms most of the world's population. But we are also seeing signs of socialistic alternatives.
opinion April 16
A refinery in Gold bar, Alberta. Image: Kurt Bauschardt/Flickr
Ed Finn | Can world wide catastrophe be prevented? Yes, it could, but only if capitalism is replaced by a planet-friendly progressive socialist economy.
opinion April 15
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Robin Browne | Unless we are vigilant, some governments and corporations could use the pandemic to extend their power and influence permanently.
analysis April 15
President Donald Trump addresses his remarks during the coronavirus update briefing April 8, 2020, in the White House. Image: D. Myles Cullen/The White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canadians can breathe a sigh of relief that our federal political system is mostly rising to the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is not so much the case in the republic to our south.
opinion April 13
A copy of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." Image: eflon/Flickr
Jim Harding | This pandemic fundamentally challenges us to rethink norms and clichés about freedom and authority; about the individual, the community and the "state."
opinion April 9
B.C. Premier John Horgan visits an LNG site in northern B.C. in August 2019. Image: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Robert Hackett | Today's B.C. NDP is a locked-down creature. There's not been much chance for internal debate on LNG policy, even within the caucus.
opinion April 9
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Vivian Lee | A school principal in northwestern Ontario says he is racking up an enormous phone bill as his rural community adjusts to e-learning.
analysis April 9
President Donald Trump listens and responds to questions from members of the press Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in the White House. Image: Andrea Hanks/The White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | How will COVID-19 change our world? Some are optimistic it will be for the better, but there are also darker potential scenarios.
opinion April 8
Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews discussing the 2019 budget. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Kit Dobson | The COVID-19 pandemic highlights that public education is a common good, something that should be invested in for creating a better world for tomorrow.