Starting April 1, 2020, Alastair Sharp will be covering youth in the Greater Toronto Area thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada.
Alastair Sharp is a reporter in National Observer's Toronto bureau. A former Reuters journalist with ten years of experience reporting across general and political news, companies, markets and economics, with expertise reporting on technology, Alastair trained with the multimedia news agency in London before working in its Cairo bureau for two years and in its Toronto bureau for eight years.
Canada’s universities and colleges face challenges on multiple fronts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the solutions may include sharing more and hiring less, a discussion paper from the Royal Bank of Canada says. Student and faculty unions are dubious.
Premier Doug Ford's government is going ahead with changes to tenancy law that would make it easier for landlords to evict renters just as the COVID-19 pandemic is swelling the ranks of those falling into arrears.
With few schools open from which to walk out in protest of the climate crisis, young activists are seeking to keep the momentum going in the digital realm. Meanwhile, Canadian civil society is angling to shape the recovery from COVID-19.
As income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into a third month, both landlord and tenant groups are bracing for even more households to fall into rent arrears. That could lead to a tidal wave of evictions once a tribunal to deal with them is reopened.
Ontario schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and overnight summer camps have been cancelled, the provincial government said on Tuesday. A plan for how to re-open in September will be announced by the end of June.