A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
Armine joined TVO’s The Agenda panel discussion and emphasized the necessity of protecting workers’ lives and livelihoods to ensure the economic vital signs stay alive to move toward recovery. (Monday April 20)
“In a crisis that moves as swiftly and unpredictably as the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to track financial impacts and behavioural changes on a daily basis.” Armine and RIWI’s Danielle Danielle Goldfarb made the case in Maclean’s for monitoring not just the public health aspects of the pandemic, but also the the economic and social fallout, in order for governments to act better and faster. (Tuesday April 21)
Every discussion about how to recover should include workers, advised Armine in Heather Scoffield’s Toronto Star column on what’s missing in the debate over how to reopen Canada’s economy. (Thursday April 23)
With 1 in 5 Canadians now out of work, Armine provided insight to the Financial Post on what it means for workers and workplaces now, and what may be next. (Friday April 24)