Well into a massive second wave of COVID-19, we continue to thank them. Not with government-mandated paid sick days, better pay, nor improved benefits -- but with tributes at the beginning of NHL games.
But who is a front-line worker, really?
In Alberta, the United Conservative Party (UCP) seemed to know.
When Alberta Health Services announced it would be laying off up to 11,000 of its workers, it made sure to emphasize which health-care workers exactly were at risk of losing their jobs to "restructuring."