Commentary,  Employment & Unemployment,  Future of Work

Newspaper and Video Coverage of New COVID-19 Report

The Centre for Future Work has released its first major Canadian report, titled 10 Ways the COVID-19 Pandemic Must Change Work for Good. The report, by Economist and Director Jim Stanford, shows how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed long-standing fractures in Canada’s labour market – and argues those fractures must be repaired if the economy is to successfully and sustainably recover from the current unprecedented downturn.

The report (co-published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) was featured in extensive front page coverage in the Toronto Star, written by business reporter Jacques Gallant. See his full story here.

We have also prepared a short video that summarizes the report, and the ten specific changes that it advocates. Many thanks to Steve Hawkins, member of the Canadian Freelance Union, for his fine work on the video!

Finally, our partners at the Atkinson Foundation hosted an invitational on-line “meet-up,” in which Jim Stanford summarized the main findings of the report, and was then interviewed by Sara Mojtehedzadeh, the Work and Wealth reporter at the Toronto Star.

See the recording of the full webinar here:

Thank you to everyone who participated in these events to launch the first paper in our PowerShare series. Stay tuned for more output in the months ahead; to receive updates on future publications, please join our contact list.

Jim Stanford is Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. Jim is one of Canada’s best-known economic commentators. He served for over 20 years as Economist and Director of Policy with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union.