PV Alberta Bureau
Energy price wars and global pandemics would be a challenge for any economy. Price wars, pandemics and Jason Kenney’s budget are a recipe for disaster.
Kenney has come out with a budget that would have been bad for Albertans [...]
Ontario will likely be one of the provinces hit the hardest by the pandemic. The province has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, while it is last in the country when it comes to per capita expenditures on hospitals. Almost three decades of the [...]
Containment, Heroism, Fear and Lies
As my almost-empty Shanghai subway train pulled into a station in the middle of February, I came face-to-face with an ad for UnionPay, the Chinese debit card found in everyone’s wallet. All members of a [...]
Struggle reveals depth of gender division of labour
Seven years after filing a complaint about gender discrimination, Ontario midwives have won a historic pay equity victory at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Their struggle helps reveal the [...]
In a series of four regional rallies over November and December, the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), with the support of the local health coalitions and unions and service providers, are not sitting back while the Ontario government restructures the [...]
It is a uniquely Canadian tradition that a finance minister wears a new pair of shoes when delivering a budget. While the origins of the tradition are unclear, several politicians have played with it to make a political point: Jim Flaherty resoled [...]
Canada is clearly in the middle of a severe addiction crisis. What is presently lacking is a coherent approach to what can be done to prevent so many of us from dying. In 2018, for example, a reported 4460 people died from opioid overdoses in [...]
Evidence shows Canadians who rely on prescription drugs don’t have the money to cover costs, and instead are splitting pills, skipping dosages to stretch prescriptions, sharing medicines or going deep into debt.
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