“I was shocked, saddened and angry when I saw his response,” says Haitian-Quebecer Fabrice Vil.
Refugee claimants are working — and in some cases dying — to provide essential services.
“Every number is a person, every person had a life and every life had family and friends.”
“Loneliness can kill the elderly, and I’m trying to keep them alive with companionship, love and respect.”
“Whose kid do you want to volunteer as tribute in this optimistic version of the Hunger Games?”
Like the seniors they care for, nurses and orderlies are undervalued, with tragic consequences.
As it turns out, there’s a lot of blame to go around, and the buck is being passed to the wrong people.
It’s a natural inclination to rally around leadership in times of crisis. But there are limits.
Pregnant women in Quebec have been assured of their continued right to a birthing partner during COVID-19, but there’s a double standard.
As we brace for a three-week lockdown, we turn to art to cope; to survive.