If not now, when? The throne speech and long term care

Wednesday’s throne speech offered hints of promising changes to long term care policies—something COVID-19 has exposed as urgently needed. Specifically, the federal government promises “to work with provinces and territories to set new, national standards for long term care.”  There has been growing public pressure for federal leadership to address…
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A parable of two roads: Why the COVID crisis is exactly the right time to push for a low-carbon economy

Picture it: You’re driving down a long straight road. Far in the distance you can see the road getting bumpier and bumpier before suddenly dropping over a cliff. Bright yellow and red warning signs punctuate the side of the roadway. “Danger!” they proclaim. “Road ends in 12 km! Uneven surface…
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John Loxley: a personal reflection

  Two giants have left us—Mel Watkins a few months ago, and now John Loxley. John (pictured, left, with Andrew Jackson and Watkins, his John Kenneth Galbraith Prize co-winners in 2008) was an inspiring and fiercely dedicated leader. His scholarly work, though impeccable, was not of an ivory tower vintage,…
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