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March 30, 2020

 
 
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We can’t just pick up the pieces after the pandemic subsides – we need to keep them together
We can’t just pick up the pieces after the pandemic subsides – we need to keep them together
 

Bob Rae and Mel Cappe

Bob Rae is a former premier of Ontario. Mel Cappe is a former clerk of the Privy Council. They are currently professors in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

 
Canadians are facing the most serious economic and social crisis since the end of the Second World War. It affects us all, wherever we live in the country. It also touches us as members of a global community that is being challenged by the double tsunami of a health pandemic and the risks of economic collapse.

 
Together with most other governments, and international agencies like the World Health Organization, the federal and provincial governments have identified fighting the disease and saving lives as the first priority. This means effective strategies like physical distancing, staying at home and stressing what steps we all must take as individuals. We also need to mobilize assistance to hospital staff, doctors and nurses.

 
 
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Canada has to prepare for medical workers to die in the line of duty, fighting COVID-19
Canada has to prepare for medical workers to die in the line of duty, fighting COVID-19
 

Blair Bigham

 
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B.C.'s government has given itself powers over its food supply chain. That’s a big mistake
B.C.'s government has given itself powers over its food supply chain. That’s a big mistake
 

Sylvain Charlebois

 
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We must not allow pandemics and other crises to permanently thicken the borders around us
We must not allow pandemics and other crises to permanently thicken the borders around us
 

Rosemary McCarney

 
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Coronavirus has shown us we were living in an economic fairy tale
Coronavirus has shown us we were living in an economic fairy tale
 

Jeff Booth

 
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Editorial cartoons
 
Editorial Cartoons for March, 2020
Editorial Cartoons for March, 2020
 
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Globe editorial
 
The economy is falling down a chasm. The answer? Build a bridge
Think of the Canadian economy like a car rolling down a highway. The road begins far over one horizon, and it extends far beyond the other. The blacktop is mostly in excellent condition, and the driving is usually comfortable.

 
 
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Letters to the editor
 
March 30: ‘Almost everyone respected the two-metre rule, but two men brushed past within a couple of feet.’ How readers are coping with life and COVID-19, plus other letters to the editor
March 30: ‘Almost everyone respected the two-metre rule, but two men brushed past within a couple of feet.’ How readers are coping with life and COVID-19, plus other letters to the editor
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Financial support

Re Canadian Charities Ask Ottawa For $10-billion In Support (March 27): I certainly empathize with charities. But after reading the various names and looking up how much some organizations’ administrations are paid, as a taxpayer I would suggest cutting the inflated salaries of the top echelon. Some of these employees are making hundreds of thousands per year, some over $1-million.

 
 
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The rules on social isolation are changing. André Picard has the answers to your latest questions
 
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Niall Ferguson

 
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