SITE RISKS

BILL DETRIGHT HAD NO DOUBT. He walked of the job. Hao Di stayed. Juilia B can’t decide. They all work construction. They are among the thousands of workers on construction sights all across Canada left on their own to decide: Will going to work increase my risk of getting the Corona virus?

TAPPED OUT

WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF COCA-COLA OWNED YOUR TOWN WATERWORKS? The Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB) thinks you would. The bank thinks the best way to repair, rebuild and expand our public infrastructure is to privatize it, to sell if off to Coca-Cola, or any other huge for-profit corporation, ready to buy in.

NO HALL PASS

A BATHROOM IS NO PLACE TO TREAT A PATIENT. But kitchens, conference rooms hallways and even bathrooms are where treatment happens in more and more Ontario hospitals these days. It’s clear proof that more people need care than hospital emergency rooms can handle. The Ford government keeps promising to fix it. But doesn’t.

RENT LAMENT

VANCOUVER COULD USE A LITTLE JIMMY McMILLAN. Jimmy ran for mayor of New York City in 2005 and 2009 as the founder and leader of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. He didn’t win, but the passion and outrage of his message then captures the way most renters in Vancouver feel now.

BE DEAD ZONE

“WHY DOESN’T HE JUST KILL YOU?” Halima Alari* had no answer. But, being alive didn’t help. The man with the gavel just took it as more proof that Halima was a liar. It was enough for the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) judge to reject her claim to enter Canada as a refugee.