The following remarks were presented by Helen Kennedy, on behalf of the Communist Party of Canada (Ontario), to the Ontario government’s committee hearings on Bill 175, Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, on June 15.
In 2015, the [...]
Doug Ford’s popularity has risen over the past few months, mainly because his brutal policy of cutting social programs and funding for needy communities has been hidden by the provincial response to the pandemic. Recently, the Ontario government [...]
The Ontario Health Coalition, which has called for a full public inquiry into the province’s response to COVID-19, has responded with some caveats to the Ford government’s May 19 announcement supporting an independent commission into long-term care [...]
By Helen Kennedy and Juanita Burnett
At a long-term care facility in rural Ontario, we chatted with a Personal Support Worker about the impact of the coronavirus on the residents and workers.
This home is chronically understaffed. With 65 [...]
PV Ontario Bureau
The pandemic currently gripping the world has exposed the precarious conditions in long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario. Seventy-five percent of the deaths from coronavirus have been seniors who live in these homes. Out of a [...]
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 [...]
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