Community Care workers provide for the Island’s elderly population across the province at private nursing homes and are on the very front line in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In Quebec and other parts of Canada the highest toll in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities has been in Community Care seniors’ homes.  For this…

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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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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the capacity of our health-care system to respond. The pandemic has brought into full view the inequality and weaknesses on our economic system. Our economic system is based on consumption and our ability to consume (or pay for what we have already consumed). Regrettably a high percentage of people do not…

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As Islanders face the threat of COVID-19, our usual way of interacting with each other and doing business has drastically changed. Our trusted health authorities wisely advise us to avoid unnecessary contact and adhere to appropriate social distance. Although our natural instinct is to be close to our friends and neighbours, under these circumstances the…

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