Opinions & Analysis

We’ve Learned from COVID, Now Let’s Fight Climate Change

We’ve Learned from COVID, Now Let’s Fight Climate Change

Canadians are hoping to surface sometime this year from the pandemic. We know it won’t be a clean break. Outbreaks will continue. New variants will arise. But all going well, we’ll have the science, the machinery and the logistics in place to contain and manage it. Much longer will be the economic, social and personal recovery, and as it comes it will be into a different world. Very different from what we have known.

Fiction and memoirs were covering health way before the pandemic

Fiction and memoirs were covering health way before the pandemic

Beyond the viral contagion of COVID-19, the pandemic’s accompanying social and economic hardships have challenged many people’s physical and mental wellness. Over the past year of navigating living in a pandemic, it’s become clear that relationships matter to health: relationships between body and mind, between neighbours and between individuals and their societies.

Time to stop treating students and their debt as cash cows

Time to stop treating students and their debt as cash cows

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the extension of certain COVID-19 benefits on Feb. 19, his reasoning was simple: “This crisis isn’t over. So neither is our support for you.”

Words of solace — so long as you’re not one of hundreds of thousands of Canadians managing student loan debt during the pandemic. And if you are, then consider yourself an unwilling cash cow for the federal government.

When the ‘nobodies’ dared to govern: Remembering the Paris Commune

When the ‘nobodies’ dared to govern: Remembering the Paris Commune

To mark the 150th anniversary of these two months that shook the world, author Michèle Audin explains why the Paris Commune was and remains important, for the construction of the French state as well as the imaginary of the international Left. The interview was conducted by Ethan Earle, project director for “A Season in Hell” — a political analysis series of the Brussels office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung co-published in Canada with Ricochet.