It is surprising to find an inconsistent, and occasionally non-existent, application of risk communication practices by those leading the COVID-19 response in many Canadian jurisdictions, says Cathy Slavik.
The federal government’s upcoming fall fiscal update will look like no other in Canadian history. With an already record $343-billion deficit and significant promises still to fulfil from the Liberals’ September throne speech, the cost of COVID-19 is mounting.
It was former prime minister Pierre Trudeau who once described sharing a border with America as akin to sleeping with an elephant. “No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast,” he said, “one is affected by every twitch and grunt.”
By consciously making space for women in the green recovery from COVID-19, we’ll find new pathways for fixing the economic and ecological imbalances with which our society is reckoning, write Jesse Firempong and Lydie Padilla.