Misconceptions of rural realities can have serious implications. Better use of data can help avoid this and lead to policies that will help rural communities recover in the post-pandemic.
Adopting a universal basic income requires a fundamental restructuring of the existing social safety net in Canada, and would not necessarily conquer income inequality and poverty.
One of the factors that has made COVID-19 so catastrophic in long-term care homes was lack of paid sick leave for low-wage workers.
Public relations is a form of manipulation, used to shift public opinion. It is expressly designed to benefit the organization wielding it, something we'd be wise to remember during the pandemic.
Disabled Canadians and those with chronic health conditions have been left out of government COVID-19 policies and programs and are struggling financially.
Work in the sexual services industry has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and workers have been left without access to government support.
The relative success of the CERB during the pandemic shows the time is finally right for a permanent basic annual income program.
Now that the pandemic has made migrant workers visible in Canada, as well as the true value of the work they do, it's time to dramatically improve their working conditions.
COVID-19 may not discriminate, but Canadian policy does. Income support during the pandemic must be extended to everyone, including migrant and undocumented workers.