Silver Linings of COVID-19

  • Equality

At a time when our country is bracing for the second wave of COVID-19, which by many accounts may very well be worse than the first (never mind that many of us are still reeling from the first wave), it is all too tempting to lose sight of the big picture and fall prey to the growing angst and despair gripping our communities.

While in no way wanting to minimize the tremendous upheaval incurred by the global pandemic and the enormous toil it has taken on us, I believe it is vitally important to recognize the enormous opportunity it presents in terms of advancing a truly progressive agenda such as is articulated in the Just Recovery Simcoe movement — be it addressing the spectre of climate change, or the gross inequities unleashing havoc in our communities.