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Stories by Erica Ifill

Cowardly Canadian leaders point fingers at the unvaccinated

Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The reason we’re still in this pandemic is not solely because there are those who don’t want to get the vaccine, but systemic and succeeding government policies that have cumulated in a fragile health-care system.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
This government treats women as expendable and women of colour with contempt while claiming the sceptre of feminism, but without addressing patriarchy.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Not all growth is progress. And economic growth doesn’t come without a cost, which is paid by society’s most vulnerable women.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Not only do Black lives not matter in Canada, in interpreting the actions of the Liberal government, they’re worth less around the world.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Fauxgressives with zero ambition will never deliver the systemic change that is necessary in this country, so I wish they would stop wasting my time. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
We, as a country, are not equipped to make the required changes because we have neither the right personnel making decisions and allocating resources with vision, nor the political will from ‘leadership.’
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The Liberals are reintroducing a bill intended to protect those from marginalized communities from online abuse and violence by using institutions and technological practices known to threaten their very safety.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Not only has he been a loyal soldier to the Liberal Party in their darkest moments, but he has also brought the Black community into a political space that forcefully kept us out.
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Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Former Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s recent op-ed was a repugnant view into what happens when Black women talk about our experiences with racism and misogynoir.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The anxiety of the pandemic, increased time spent online, and a former American president that platformed hate are all ingredients to a cauldron of white supremacy that’s about to boil over.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
I, like many others, am angry that in the middle of a delta variant wave of COVID-19, we are being forced to cut our summer short because of the prime minister’s selfishness. Hopefully we don’t lose lives because of it.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The anti-lockdown protests are white supremacist movements; the sea of whiteness characterizing their attendance is a feature.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
One may wonder after 18 months of this pandemic, why the prime minister didn’t make these changes beforehand to help vulnerable workers, instead of using it as a cudgel against his opponents in an election?
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The Conservatives are not only being challenged to listen to Canadians’ policy priorities, but also the changing archetype of leadership from toxic masculinity to compassionate.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
In this time of racial reckoning, it’s difficult to understand how the Green Party can make a case to Canadians that it is as inclusive as its marketing claims, yet refuse to acknowledge its own racism.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
It is unclear the original sin that Annamie Paul committed.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The mean-girls attack that Carolyn Bennett launched on Jody Wilson-Raybould was typical of the lateral violence women of colour experience from white women.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
As the browning of Europe continues, the conversations around those tensions are reflected on the pitch. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
O’Toole had a seat at the table that spawned the Islamophobic rhetoric and campaign platform of the hate-filled 2015 federal election, but it is Harper whose Islamophobic policies got the ball rolling.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
It’s time to tell truth about how genocidal and racist this country is, and stop feigning shock when there are those who respond in the affirmative.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Because of George Floyd’s murder, and BLM’s movement-building and community-building expertise, we can now start to unlearn the trash concepts that have shaped our thoughts of, and behaviours toward, one another.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
If people are forced to experience discrimination in the workplace, they should have the right—without reprisal—to talk about the politics surrounding that discrimination.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The Liberals’ poor communication on this file has created a vacuum of confusion that misinformation, ironically, is happy to fill.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Those in power continue to weaponize free speech for their own ends that have nothing to do with preserving the rights and freedoms of all Canadians. Don’t be fooled. Stay woke.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Trudeau thinks he can solve anti-Black racism by side-stepping police overhaul; his actions demonstrate his belief that economic measures will usurp the need for police accountability. He is so very wrong. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
This budget reminds us that the human cost of the pandemic far outweighs the spending necessary to restore lives.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The gender entitlement to leadership and decision-making is costing lives. This patriarchal approach to who is catapulted into the position to make these bad decisions is a feature, not a bug.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Gender-based violence is normalized because the systems that govern behaviour, power, income, etc., are oriented to ensure male supremacy, which is powered by male dominance, which leads to violence. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
The reality for the Conservative Party, whether they want to admit it or not, is that they have poisoned the well of potential voters.
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
At least Barbados got the message and is now moving to rectify its relationship with the Crown to one that is more socially distanced. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Canada’s military command is looking like the fatigue section of Peter Nygard’s clothing empire. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
I know how it feels to be completely let down and discarded by the system to which you were so loyal and in which you invested so much. For me, I had to step back from that which was causing me harm.
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