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Remembering Our Heroes: Senator Moodie Honours Mark Anthony Graham

This article was published on the Senate of Canada website on November 4, 2020 https://sencanada.ca/en/sencaplus/news/remembering-our-heroes-senator-moodie-honours-mark-anthony-graham/   Mark Anthony Graham was killed soon after being deployed to Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Veterans Affairs Canada) People started cheering for Mark Anthony Graham when he was a teenager. A runner at eight years old, the Jamaican-born and Hamilton-raised…
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We Are Being Cheap With Our Children

This article appeared in the October 14, 2020 edition of The Hill Times. https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/10/14/we-are-being-cheap-with-our-children/267360   The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep flaws in our social policy. The most vulnerable among us have borne the brunt of the health, economic and social crisis. This includes Canadian children who have seen their situations worsen, in the face of an existing crisis of their well-being before the pandemic. Canadians…
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Opinion: Why we need a national contact-tracing app

This article was published in collaboration with Senators Colin Deacon and Judith Seidman and appeared in the June 16th, 2020 edition of the National Post. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/opinion-why-we-need-a-national-contact-tracing-app Senators Colin Deacon, Rosemary Moodie and Judith Seidman: It's imperative that politicians and public health officials in all provinces work together in advance of a second wave of COVID-19 to encourage the widespread adoption of one nation…
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The hidden crisis of COVID-19: the kids are not alright

This article was published in collaboration with Sara Austin and first appeared in Hill Times on May 20, 2020. https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/05/20/the-hidden-crisis-of-covid-19-the-kids-are-not-alright/248608 The establishment of a Commissioner of Children and Youth would move Canada in the direction of fulfilling our obligations to ensure the provision and protection of kids. Arguably, one of the greatest immediate impacts of the coronavirus is the sudden and extensive disru…
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