Back to normal: of U-turns and signalling

There are currently many fundamental and critically important debates occurring, focussed on systemic racism, police training and how to spend public money to make cities, towns and rural areas safer and fairer for everyone. The inequalities brought to light by the Covid 19 crisis – inequalities between different types of worker, between neighbourhoods, between peopleContinue reading “Back to normal: of U-turns and signalling”

Corporate taxes, tax avoidance and Covid 19

If there is one thing that the pandemic has made obvious to (almost) everyone it is the key roles played by government (federal, provincial and municipal) and by public services such as health care, research, street cleaning, water provision, leisure centres, parks, social housing, design of public areas, road maintenance, support for the unemployed, andContinue reading “Corporate taxes, tax avoidance and Covid 19”

Shaking hands under Covid

On Wednesday I attended my first ‘social’ function since March 13th 2020, a press conference presenting a report prepared by a committee on economic recovery (chaired by Luc Godbout) for the City of Montreal. It took place in the first floor the foyer of City Hall. There were maybe five journalists (camera and sound technicians),Continue reading “Shaking hands under Covid”