A 1990 co-funded Bethune film was an attempt by Canadian authorities to forge cultural links with China and soften Cold War-era prejudices.
Aaron Giovannone is a writer and professor based in Calgary. He is the host and producer of Sweater Weather, a podcast about Canadian culture, politics and economics from a socialist perspective.
High unemployment rates mean employers have an army of desperate workers, who they can pay little and expect to be docile.
If COVID-19 provides a similar opportunity for the advancement of social policy, the Canadian left will have to fight for it to be realized.