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Pandemic living on the margins

Disabled Canadians have been sidelined from—and by—many COVID-19 response measures. How can we learn from this experience to build greater equity going forward?

Fighting on all fronts

The pandemic has exacerbated the existing crisis that migrants live in as a result of being denied basic rights and protections.

The decline of collectivity

The glue that holds any society together is faith that institutions, no matter how flawed, will always be committed to serving and protecting people from poverty, unemployment, sickness, and other afflictions. In Canada, that glue is coming unstuck.

Our “right to housing” needs some teeth

While homeless encampments serve as some of the most jarring visual depictions of Canada’s housing crisis, they are not the only manifestation of the problem.

Waiting to count

We know the value of disaggregated data. So why are 2SLGBTQQIA+ experiences still missing from government data collection?

No plan, big problem

The pandemic response is showing that undermining state planning capacity for four decades has resulted in states with low planning capacity. Who could have expected this?

Nothing about us without us

After a year of seeing the racially-lopsided impacts of the pandemic in Canada I think that the framework I proposed in my October 2019 TEDxToronto talk is ripe for reconsideration.

When it mattered most

How Canada’s decades-old digital divide left communities disconnected during COVID-19

Province has fiscal room to stop the suffering and serve the public interest

Austerity during a time of economic crisis is more damaging than previously thought, still, Manitoba continues apace with its privatization agenda.

Building on, and honouring, the Monitor’s past

Introducing the new Editor of the Monitor and celebrating the magazine's rich history.

COVID-19: Neoliberalism’s Chernobyl

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.

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