Douglas Todd: COVID-19 brings home how partner violence affects diverse people

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:00:46 +0000

The increasingly close contact that COVID-19 protocols are forcing on many families is escalating conflict between partners of all kinds who were already struggling in difficult relationships. As a result, some North American social-service agencies are adopting a “gender inclusive” stance toward the diverse range of people buffeted by partner violence, including heterosexual women and […]

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Douglas Todd: COVID-19 outbreak spotlights traditional Chinese medicine in Canada

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:00:04 +0000

OPINION: The latest move by China’s leaders to restrict the use of bat feces and pangolin scales in at least some prescriptions came soon after the country also temporarily banned the trading of wild animals for eating.

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Daphne Bramham: Some relief at last for care home residents and families

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:15:24 +0000

OPINION: From the beginning, Dr. Bonnie Henry said decisions about the care homes have weighed most heavily, including this one to gingerly, cautiously, carefully agree that each resident would be allowed visits from a single, designated family member, properly attired in personal protective equipment.

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Daphne Bramham: Care and respect for those with dementia is needed more now than ever

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:43:15 +0000

OPINION: “He was just crying, crying, crying and couldn’t understand why I wasn’t coming in.” — Cleonice Covelli on the mental state of her husband during the COVID-19 induced lockdown of carehomes to all but essential visitors

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Daphne Bramham: Care and respect for those with dementia is needed more now than ever

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:43:15 +0000

OPINION: “He was just crying, crying, crying and couldn’t understand why I wasn’t coming in.” — Cleonice Covelli on the mental state of her husband during the COVID-19 induced lockdown of carehomes to all but essential visitors

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Vaughn Palmer: NDP retreats on severance stance, takes back 'cheap' tweet at Liberals

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:16:51 +0000

VICTORIA — Labour Minister Harry Bains tried to put the best face on the news Thursday in granting employers a temporary extension on a severance obligation that he’d denied them the week before. The backdown means COVID-19 pandemic-hit employers have until the end of August to decide whether to rehire laid off employees or pay […]

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