We are living through uncertain times. When people use that phrase these days, you might think they are referring to the current pandemic environment . While COVID-19 does amplify it, the uncertainty I speak of is one of precariousness. Specifically of labour rights. COVID-19 has exposed many of these cracks. It’s laid bare the false…

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Several years ago I listened to an interview on CBC radio with a Buddhist monk from Bhutan. He made an amusing and accurate statement linking happiness and excess. To paraphrase his comment he said, ‘Everything in moderation except moderation, which should be done to excess.’ The point of excess is a good one and we…

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The pandemic is requiring all of us to make adjustments. Banks have been making huge profits for years and are in a position to make a significant financial contribution to assist this country through COVID- 19. These institutions bring in massive profits on the backs of Canadian workers and they must do better in assisting…

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There are many aspects to the beginning of how we emerge from COVID-19. My focus today is on health (briefly) and the economy. Our health professionals, support workers and media personnel have done a terrific job of creating the protocols and getting the message out on social distancing, hand-washing, self-isolating and quarantining.  Our transmission rates…

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