Economy

54 articles
by Bryony Lau

‘Their lives are at risk’: Variants heighten concerns at meat plants

Canada's slaughterhouses have been the sites of large COVID-19 outbreaks. New safety protocols are not enough to keep workers out of harm’s way in the face of variants, advocates say.

by Matthew Herder

Biopharmaceuticals, Financialization & Nationalism in the Age of COVID-19

Canada spent a lot of money on a COVID-19 therapeutic that has been a flop. The deal reflects the financialized state of drug development and the nation-state's failure to stop it.

by Bryony Lau

Pandemic’s hidden heroes: Indentured labourers churning out our PPE supplies

Shibli is one of tens of thousands of migrant workers who have gone into debt to secure jobs in glove factories. This practice, debt bondage, is widespread among glove companies in Malaysia and is a form of forced labour.

by Jackie Brown

The dangers of financialized long-term care

Financialized homes had a death toll of 6.2 per cent. In contrast, non-profit homes had a mortality rate of 3.1 per cent while municipal homes did best at 1.1 per cent.

by Joey Taylor Talia Ignacy

It’s time to get moving, Canada

Canada recently allocated $100 billion over 3 years to kickstarting the economy - but it is not investing in promoting exercise, which can improve our health, healthcare system and the economy.

by Mollie Sivaram Katie Dorman Melinda Glassford

Fighting food insecurity during and after a pandemic

by Maisoon D. Yousif Oluwatobi (Tobi) Olaiya Farhan Mahmood

COVID-19 amplifies economic barriers to medical school admissions

by Colin Sue-Chue-Lam

Transit in crisis: A call for bold action

by Sophia Ikura Jasmine Pawa

Listening to communities is essential as we move forward

by Colin Sue-Chue-Lam Victoria Haldane Anna Cooper Reed Danielle Toccalino

Now is the time for hospitals to divest from fossil fuels

by Kieran Quinn Laura Walker

Dollar Dreams: Bedspacing, Mortality, and Epic Healthcare Costs

by Arne Rückert Ronald Labonté

The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens the health of Canadians

by Laura Rosella Andrew Pinto Jeremy Petch

What’s really driving high-cost use of health care

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