Alex Cosh

Alex Cosh

Alex Cosh is the managing editor of The Maple.
Oct
25
Alberta’s ‘Open For Summer’ Policy Pushed The Province’s Health System To Collapse. Here Are The People Responsible

Alberta’s ‘Open For Summer’ Policy Pushed The Province’s Health System To Collapse. Here Are The People Responsible

The fourth wave of COVID-19 in Alberta has seen the most ICU admissions throughout the pandemic, hitting a high of 268 on Sept. 28, which forced hospitals to send patients elsewhere for treatment and delayed non-COVID related surgeries.
Oct
22
Business Lobbyists Pressure B.C. NDP Government To Halt Upcoming Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Business Lobbyists Pressure B.C. NDP Government To Halt Upcoming Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Big business lobbyists with long track records of opposing initiatives designed to protect workers are pushing hard to block or delay the upcoming legislation.
Oct
21
Planned Global Fossil-Fuel Production ‘Dangerously Out Of Sync’ With Climate Goals, UN Report Warns

Planned Global Fossil-Fuel Production ‘Dangerously Out Of Sync’ With Climate Goals, UN Report Warns

Countries around the world — including Canada — are planning to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels by 2030 than would be consistent with limiting average global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees celsius.
Oct
20
Scott Moe Apologizes For Lack Of Healthcare Access Amid Saskatchewan’s Deadly COVID-19 Fourth Wave

Scott Moe Apologizes For Lack Of Healthcare Access Amid Saskatchewan’s Deadly COVID-19 Fourth Wave

Moe issued the apology on CBC’s The Morning Edition radio show after the Sask. Party government announced that six COVID-19 patients were being sent to Ontario for treatment.
Oct
19
Citizen Complaint Filed Against Halifax Police Over Tactics Used During Destruction Of Homeless Shelter

Citizen Complaint Filed Against Halifax Police Over Tactics Used During Destruction Of Homeless Shelter

The formal complaint relates to officers failing to identify themselves and using excessive force when they used pepper spray and riot gear against protesters who were defending the shelter.
Oct
18
Restaurant Workers Face Racism, Sexual Harassment And Abuse While Enforcing Vaccine Passport Rules

Restaurant Workers Face Racism, Sexual Harassment And Abuse While Enforcing Vaccine Passport Rules

A majority of workers in the accommodation and food services industry in 2020 were women, and workers in the sector made an average hourly wage of $17.07, the lowest of any sector.
Oct
15
Can We Build A Publicly Owned Alternative To Facebook?

Can We Build A Publicly Owned Alternative To Facebook?

"Part of the solution, I think, is a requirement that Facebook be more transparent about its algorithm, and there be some regulation.”
Oct
15
Can The Public Sector Displace Facebook’s Unprecedented Corporate Power?

Can The Public Sector Displace Facebook’s Unprecedented Corporate Power?

“In most other sectors, when one company becomes so large with regard to something that's so important to the public, they often are brought under public control, or public regulation."
Oct
14
Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over Solitary Confinement Of Prisoners

Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over Solitary Confinement Of Prisoners

In 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court struck down federal solitary confinement laws as unconstitutional because they discriminated against Indigenous inmates and those with mental illnesses.
Oct
13
$2,225 Per Month Is ‘Affordable’ Rent in Montreal, According To The Federal Government

$2,225 Per Month Is ‘Affordable’ Rent in Montreal, According To The Federal Government

The CMHC has granted more than $350 million in low-interest loans to Quebec real estate developers on condition they rent a portion of their units at an 'affordable' rate, La Presse reports.