A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
“People left economically stranded will do what they can to fend for themselves, including scrambling to earn whatever they can.” The collaboratively sourced memo that Armine authored, Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): Eligibility Issues and Solutions, was quoted in relation to urgent calls for increased eligibility. (Tuesday April 7)
The impact of this crisis on service-sector industries means that women, immigrants and people in low-wage work will be disproportionately affected, Armine explained to Bloomberg News in light of a new jobs report. (Wednesday April 8)
“We’re into something else entirely, and the sooner Canada’s decision-makers and news-shapers recognize the contours of this new landscape the sooner we will be able to make sense of the world on the other side.” Armine’s Toronto Star op-ed analyzes how this is not an ordinary economic downturn. (Thursday April 9)