A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
“Many of the country’s lowest-paid workers do not qualify for EI, often because they are technically self-employed.” shared Armine, in Toronto Star columnist Thomas Walkom’s piece asking: Is Canada too low-key in response to COVID-19? (Thursday March 12)
As the public health and economic crises become more clearly intertwined, Carleton University’s Jennifer Robson and Armine outlined in the Toronto Star five ways the federal government can act now to “flatten the curve” and support workers most affected by measures to contain COVID-10. (Friday March 13)