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Canada is slowly shrugging off that lockdown mentality

By Shachi Kurl, President As suddenly as they came on — upending our lives, wrenching us away from our friends and loved ones and classrooms and places of work — the shackles of life with COVID-19 are beginning to loosen

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Crisis in Canada’s military could make recruitment even harder

By Shachi Kurl, President If it’s a crisis within Canada’s military you’re looking for, take your pick from an abundant smorgasbord. Removal of top general placed in charge of this country’s vaccine rollout? Check. First-in-decades laying of a mutiny charge

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How the families of those in long-term care see the COVID crisis should give us pause

By Shachi Kurl, President What happened to our most frail elders during the pandemic? As we try to come to terms with horrifying revelations that dozens of residents of an Ontario long term care facility died not from COVID-19 but from dehydration,

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First shots and second opinions in the third wave

By Shachi Kurl, President NACI SAID WHAT, NOW? Earlier this week, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) declared Canada’s supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine was okay for those over 30, “if the individual prefers an earlier vaccine rather than

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What we’re learning from COVID-19 could help us confront climate change

By Shachi Kurl, President As Canadians navigate byzantine vaccination systems, fight for paid sick days, and grieve for otherwise healthy loved ones some of whom are now, horrifyingly, dying alone in their sleep, COVID-19 robs us of something more still:

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Don’t be blue over going green, Erin O’Toole

By Shachi Kurl, President Erin O’Toole, what’s the matter buddy? Why are you hiding underneath that desk in a defensive crouch? Is there an earthquake drill? What? You proposed a form of carbon pricing and everyone’s being mean to you?

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