A weekly round-up of insight and analysis in the media from Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, Armine Yalnizyan.
“Since women make up about half of Canada’s workforce, economic recovery is mathematically impossible without women going back to work,” Armine told CTV News as the Federal government explores ways to address the COVID-19 crisis’ impact on women. (May 23 2020)
“I think it’s great news and only about 40 years overdue,” said Armine in her assessment of the Federal paid sick leave announcement for CTV Vancouver, highlighting that low-wage workers would benefit the most. (May 25 2020)
Invoking Armine’s characterization of the economic downturn as a “she-cession” because of its disproportionate impact on women, Kate Bezanson, Andrew Bevan and Monica Lysack assert that economic recovery from COVID-19 must include the care sector. (May 25 2020)
“Immigrant women and people of colour who have been seeing ‘troubling things’ for a whole lot longer [have been calling it out],” Armine described to VICE in regards to the deplorable conditions of long-term care facilities, and who has been speaking up way before the military stepped in. (Mary 26 2020)