The Mayor’s Council has dire warnings about the state of Translink if ridership remains low and its revenue sources have largely evaporated. Will the province and federal government step up?
And multiple poultry processing plants in BC and meat plants in Alberta are facing serious COVID-19 outbreaks. This has sparked renewed calls in BC, at least, for guaranteed paid sick leave for workers.
Finally, Scott spoke to Professor Michael Brauer from the UBC School of Public Health about the interactions between air pollution and COVID-19. This interview was released early for patrons.
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- Alberta Labour offers details on probe looking into COVID-19 death linked to Cargill meat plant
- Horgan quoted after cabinet meeting by Vancouver Sun
- Michael Brauer’s faculty page
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