COVID-19 has been called neoliberalism’s Chernobyl with good cause. The capacity of our public system to adapt in the face of a sudden and major threat had been all but undermined by four decades of underfunding, leaving the hollowed out remains scrambling to adjust course.
Austerity during a time of economic crisis is more damaging than previously thought, still, Manitoba continues apace with its privatization agenda.
Jewelles Smith (she/her), PhD(c) is the Communication and Government Relations Coordinator for the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and is a PhD candidate at UBC Okanagan. She resides in BC with her service dog, DaVinci.
Syed (he/him) is the Executive Director of Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and a member of the Migrant Rights Network.
(1926-2020) Ed Finn was Senior Editor at the CCPA and editor of the CCPA Monitor from 1994-2014. Formerly, as a journalist, he worked at The Montreal Gazette and for 14 years wrote a column on labour relations for The Toronto Star. He also served for three decades as a communications officer for several labour organizations, including the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Paul Taylor (he/him) is Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto and a lifelong anti-poverty activist. In 2020, Paul was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and Toronto Life's 50 Most Influential Torontonians of the year.
Nathan Lachowsky (he/him) is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria, as well as Research Director for the Community Based Research Centre. He conducts interdisciplinary research within a social justice framework in order to achieve health equity for marginalized communities.
Michal Rozworski (he/him) is an economist and writer. He publishes frequently on political economy and is the author, with Leigh Phillips, of The People’s Republic of Walmart. He works as a strategic researcher at the International Transport Workers’ Federation and is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Find him on Twitter at @michalrozworski.
Anthony N. Morgan is a Toronto-based human rights lawyer, policy consultant and community educator.
Erin (she/her) is a Digital Rights Campaigner at OpenMedia. As the lead on OpenMedia's Access pillar, she strives to make quality Internet connections accessible and affordable for all.
Molly McCracken is the Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office. Her research and commentary focuses on social inclusion and climate action.
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