Economy

58 articles
by Tracey Millar Jeannette Campbell Jennifer Gilson

Labour shortage? Opening doors to young workers with disabilities can help fix the issue

As companies struggle with a labour shortage, it's time for them to zero in on one enormous, skilled and very under-tapped pool of talent: youth with disabilities.

by Tim Li

To eliminate food insecurity, we must dismantle anti-Black racism

A recent study broke down how race is connected to factors that lead to food insecurity. The findings point to anti-Black racism as the underlying reason for the disparity in food insecurity between Black and white Canadians.

by A group of concerned health-care providers, scientists and researchers

An open letter to city council: We need Multi-Tenant Houses across Toronto 

Health-care providers, scientists and researchers are calling on Mayor John Tory and city councillors to regulate multi-tenant houses across Toronto on October 1st. It's time we improved this important affordable housing stock.

by Zoë Dodd Samantha Young Lisa Boucher Abeera Shahid Melanie Brown Kimia Khoee Ahmed Bayoumi

Living in encampments is more than just a pandemic issue, researchers find

Recent evictions of encampments in Toronto sparked lots of discussion, but there has been little effort to understand why they exist and what they mean to their residents. We studied these questions. Here's what we found.

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

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