Opinion Columns

COVID-19 isn’t a pandemic — it’s a syndemic with social origins

By Dr. Helen Scott As we approach 2.5 million deaths globally from COVID-19 as I write this, we must begin… Continue reading “COVID-19 isn’t a pandemic — it’s a syndemic with social origins”

Benns’ Belief: A Poverty of Time

Last month I watched the fantastic BBC eight-part series of Les Misérables on CBC Gem. The miniseries is not based… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: A Poverty of Time”

Labour

Benns’ Belief: Labour’s fight is our fight

The full-time factory job that paid you a living wage in the early 1980s is a relic now. A person… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Labour’s fight is our fight”

Benns’ Belief: Revamp of employment services needed

Benns’ Belief: Revamp of employment services needed

If there’s one consistent message I’ve heard from employers — both as a journalist, and as president of the Lindsay… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Revamp of employment services needed”

Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

As a new immigrant to Canada, with little knowledge of domestic waste management realities, hearing of the introduction of a… Continue reading “Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village”

Caribbean scandal: An apology is not enough when the premier knew all along

It doesn’t take a political genius to realize that what the public may remember from the Rod Phillips scandal is… Continue reading “Caribbean scandal: An apology is not enough when the premier knew all along”

Two sets of rules — one for Ontario’s politicians and one for the public

During a time of national emergency Ontarians need role models for civic minded behaviour. Members of the ruling Progressive Conservative… Continue reading “Two sets of rules — one for Ontario’s politicians and one for the public”