Monday, June 8, 2020

Op-Ed: The Coronavirus Crisis Exposed Gaps In Canada’s Social Programs. Now’s The Time To Fill Them (COVID-19)

Ken Newell returned home from the battlefield in 1945 to a transformed Canada. Long gone were the days of his childhood as an orphan in Nova Scotia. His mother and father, a First World War veteran, both died of tuberculosis. Unsupported by any government assistance, he had lived with a series of impoverished relatives who struggled to feed him through the Great Depression. Newell set out on his own as a young teenager to find a job, and at 19 enlisted to fight in the Second World War because “it was the right thing to do,” he said. Read More