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TORONTO— Dans la tourmente, le système de soins de longue durée de l’Ontario nécessite un investissement supplémentaire de 1,8 milliard de dollars par an pour atteindre les niveaux de qualité des soins et de sécurité recommandés, selon une nouvelle étude du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA).
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the holes in our social safety net and the failures in our social infrastructure painfully obvious. A horrific example of these failures is the impact of the pandemic in long-term care (LTC) homes. 
TORONTO—Ontario’s beleaguered long-term care system needs a funding injection of $1.8 billion a year to bring wages and staffing up to recommended levels of quality of care and safety, according to a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
This paper identifies and considers ten ways in which work after the pandemic must change “for good” in the wake of COVID-19. 
VANCOUVER – Governments, employers and unions must all work urgently to address several critical weaknesses in Canada’s employment laws and policies to ensure the re-opening of the economy in the wake of COVID-19 can be safe and sustained.
The strange times we’re living in are bringing many issues into sharp focus for the public at large. This is true with regard to the relationship between workers and employers, where old issues are taking on a different hue. Manitoba is slowly coming back on line, with restrictions loosening for a variety of businesses, including restaurants, hair salons and retail establishments. Employees will begin being called back to work, but some employers are surprised to learn that not all employees are eager to return.
VANCOUVER - The need to work multiple jobs to make ends meet has contributed to the tragedy in seniors homes during the COVID-19 crisis, but even beyond nursing homes, working more than one job is common across all regions of BC. That’s the central finding of new research released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office and SFU’s Labour Studies Program, from a province-wide workforce survey conducted not long before the pandemic began.  
A Bangladeshi worker (photo from ILO Asia-Pacific, Flickr Creative Commons) “COVID-19 will be a catastrophe for Bangladeshi garment workers.” 
Photo by Elvert Barnes (Flickr Creative Commons)
Photo by GoToVan (Flickr Creative Commons)