nursing

Amidst Nationwide Nursing Shortage, Foreign-Trained Nurses Unable to Practice

“It’s not a matter of how good of a nurse you are. It’s a matter of if you can present the right paperwork.” Despite a shortage of nurses, many foreign-trained nurses watch from the sidelines, wanting but unable to pitch in.

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Atlantic Canadian Universities Lead With COVID-Ready Campuses

With the coming 2021 Fall semester approaching, Dawn Russell, president of St. Thomas University, argues in this guest column that Atlantic Canada’s universities may be “Canada’s post-secondary utopia” as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Daughter’s Reflection On Her Father’s Death and COVID’s Grip On India

As Indian Canadians continue to face devastating news of the COVID-19 crisis in India, they mourn loved ones from thousands of kilometres away. Vrunda Bhatt reports on travelling to India from Toronto following her father’s funeral and the current state of vaccinations in the country.

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Invited but Not Let In: Canada Places Thousands of Lives on Hold

Thousands of expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders remain in limbo because of previous travel restrictions that stopped them from “landing” in Canada. Local Journalism Initiative reporter Reedah Hayder speaks to a couple who have been stuck in limbo for two years.

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immigrant

Immigration, Labour Policies linked to COVID Deaths

Labour and health advocates say the reason why COVID has claimed immigrants’ lives at disproportionate rates has to do with the precarious working conditions most of these people are funneled into by Canada’s immigration policies, which in turn are informed by institutionalized racism.

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