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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How nice (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · No Comments

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EDITORIAL: Ford turns on tenants (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · No Comments

One of the strangest things to happen over the course of this very strange spring was the apparent transformation of Premier Doug Ford into to a caring, compassionate leader. This illusion is fading quickly, as his government rams Bill 184 through the Ontario legislature. The new law will almost surely result in mass residential evictions of tenants who were unable to pay full rent during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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FORUM: Finding positive outcomes (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · No Comments

Rapidly expanding bike lanes a healthy solution

By Mike Layton

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FORUM: Ford failing to address homelessness, racism, schooling (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · No Comments

Telling parents to prepare for every eventuality is not a plan

By Jessica Bell

As the pandemic drags on, the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable are getting worse. I want to draw attention to three communities that need our help.

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EDITORIAL: Ontario gets a failing grade (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ontario gets a failing grade (May 2020)

Long-term care homes in the Annex, public, not-for-profit, and profit alike, have fared relatively well in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, the same cannot be said for similar facilities across the province. Before government starts pointing fingers for the tragedy that has unfolded among our most vulnerable seniors, it would do well to acknowledge its own role in the problem.

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FORUM: We are here to support you (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: We are here to support you (May 2020)

On the road to recovery and a sustainable future

By Mike Layton

As we prepare for a summer like we have never seen in Toronto, I want to take a moment to look back on what our community has accomplished so far. Whether you are part of the frontline response, or are doing your part by practicing physical distancing, this has been a challenging time. However, the sacrifices we have all been making have worked and we have saved lives. 

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FORUM: COVID-19 has exposed issues in long-term care homes (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on FORUM: COVID-19 has exposed issues in long-term care homes (May 2020)

We need to summon the political will to make long-term change

By Jessica Bell

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only exposing how poorly our economy and society treat our most vulnerable, it’s making it worse. 

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FOCUS: Andrà tutto bene – Everything will be alright (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 2 Comments

A message from the artist

Lynne Dalgleish calls for compassion, patience, love, kindness, and empathy, in her passionate plea of hope. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Lynne Dalgleish

I had read about the “Andrà tutto bene” (everything will be alright) rainbow drawings that the people of Italy were putting in their windows to boost morale and delight children.

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EDITORIAL CARTOON: How Nice (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 4 Comments

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FORUM: We will get through this together (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 5 Comments

Community resources are here for you

By Mike Layton

This is a difficult moment in time for everyone. People across the continent are having to make substantial changes and sacrifices to their lives and routines in order to help keep them, their families, and others in their community safe. It is understandable to be confused, or feel anxious on a daily basis. People know they are facing a real threat, and that the choices they make have serious and immediate consequences.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion