Highlights / Jorge Barrera

Health, Politics

COVID-19 enters the Canadian prison system

In what everyone–from bureaucrats at Corrections Canada to guards and inmates and their families–in the prison system feared, COVID-19 is now in the door. A guard at one of the largest prisons in Canada’s largest city has tested positive. After» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Northern MP expresses doubts about plan to help in Indigenous COVID-19 fight

The federal government and an opposition MP from the north are clashing over a plan to use isolation tents and temporary shelters to deal with a possible outbreak of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities. The specialized tents measure about six by» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

First Nations leaders in northern Canada warn of COVID-19 time bomb

It’s just a matter of time, many in the North say, before COVID-19 begins making its presence felt in a bigger way in First Nations communities. Many of the communities are isolated; those living in them–for the most part–are not.» 

Politics, Society

New dispute simmers between Wilson-Raybould and Liberals

Jody Wilson-Raybould and Canada’s governing Liberals are at loggerheads once again–though this time the dispute is not over policy but over office space. Wilson-Raybould, a former minister of justice who was expelled from the Liberal caucus earlier this year in»