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 & Animal Life, 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 & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & 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 »