This page will be updated on an ongoing basis. Last update: April 20, 2021.
Kourtney Koebel, Dionne Pohler, Rafael Gomez, Akshay Mohan, (2021) Public Policy in a Time of Crisis: A Framework for Evaluating Canada’s COVID-19 Income Support Programs, Canadian Public Policy
Koebel, K., & Pohler, D. (2020). Labor markets in crisis: The double liability of low-wage work during COVID-19, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society (Berkeley). Forthcoming.
Dionne Pohler (2020). Elections in the Time of COVID: The Economic Effects of COVID-19 on the 2020 Saskatchewan Election. In The Saskatchewan Election: A 2020 Perspective e-book. Loleen Berdahl, Dale Eisler, Jim Farney, Ken Rasmussen (Eds.) Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Gunderson, M. (2020). Playbook for Labour Policies for Novel Shocks Such as COVID-19. Canadian Public Policy, 46(S2), S182–S191. https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2020-044
Kourtney Koebel and Dionne Pohler (May 2020). Labor Markets in Crisis: The Causal Impact of Canada’s COVD-19 Economic Shutdown on Hours Worked for Workers Across the Earnings Distribution. Canadian Labour Economics Forum Working Paper Series, Spring-Summer 2020, WP #25
April 20th, 2021: Ontario has a better option than paid sick days by Dionne Pohler
March 8th, 2021: A year of COVID-19 has illuminated the urgent need for paid sick days, by Nita Chhinzer
September 9th, 2020: Labour Policies for Novel Shocks such as COVID-19 by Morley Gunderson
July 17th, 2020: Sharing Work and Employment Insurance Benefits in the COVID-19 “New Normal” by Frank Reid
July 6th, 2020: 4 lessons I learned virtually onboarding employees a week into a brand-new role by Rajesh Uttamchandani
June 28th, 2020: Working from home makes sense for some, but we can't afford to sacrifice serendipity by Rajesh Uttamchandani
June 15th, 2020: Better public child care is the engine we need for recovery post-coronavirus by Elizabeth Dhuey, originally published in the Conversation
May 20, 2020: Coronavirus and the City: Neighbourhoods - Rafael Gomez is one of the uban leaders asked by the School of Cities, "Aside from rent relief programs, what's the single most impactful way to ensure that neighbourhoods and local businesses can continue to thrive?"
May 19, 2010: Co-operatives in a Time of Crisis Conversation - Dionne Pohler in conversation with the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives (University of Saskatchewan)
April 24, 2020: What Not “Caring” for Our “Caring Economy” Has Brought Us: Or Why Canada's lockdown was necessary, but not inevitable by Rafael Gomez, published in a special edition of the CIRHR Library's PWR: work&labour news&research
March 24, 2020: Relaxing Restrictions on Occupational Licensing as a Response to COVID-19 by Morley Gunderson, Tingting Zhang, and Rafael Gomez. Also published on the Canadian Law of Work Forum.
March 17, 2020: Targeted Basic Income: An Equitable Policy Response to COVID-19 by Dionne Pohler, Rafael Gomez, Kourtney Koebel of the CIRHR and Marc-Andre Pigeon and Murray Fulton of the University of Saskatchewan. Also published in The National Post.
April 18, 2021: In the Hindustan Times, Dionne Pohler discusses the possibility of a universal basic income in the upcoming federal budget
March 29, 2021: In the Globe and Mail, Elizabeth Dhuey discusses Canada's job recovery following the pandemic
March 9, 2021: In the Globe and Mail, a report prepared by Morley Gunderson for the 2015 Changing Workplaces Review is cited in a discussion of paid sick days
March 8, 2021: Speaking to the Candian Press, Elizabeth Dhuey discusses strategies to support women workers in the economic recovery
February 4, 2021: Speaking to CBC News, Elizabeth Dhuey discusses the new skills students develop through online learning
December 4, 2020: In the Globe and Mail, Elizabeth Dhuey discusses the impact of childcare on women's job gains
October 8, 2020: On TVO's The Agenda, Akshay Mohan discusses the post-secondary student experience during the pandemic
September 21, 2020: On TVO's The Agenda, Rafael Gomez discusses the impact of the pandemic on restaurants and the hospitality industry
September 14, 2020: On TVO's The Agenda, Elizabeth Dhuey discusses the need to address child care as part of the economic recovery
September 8, 2020: In the Toronto Star, Dionne Pohler discusses the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Response Benefit, and supporting Canadian workers
August 26, 2020: In the Huffington Post, Elizabeth Dhuey discusses the choice to seek post-secondary education during a recession
August 11, 2020: On Each for All, Dionne Pohler's Co-operatives in a Time of Crisis conversation is broadcast
August 1, 2020: In Francopresse, Rafael Gomez discusses how work has changed during the the pandemic
July 17, 2020: On Bloomberg Markets, Elizabeth Dhuey discusses the pandemic's dispropotionate affect on women in the workplace
July 15, 2020: On CTV News, Kourtney Koebel discusses implementing basic income in Canada (5:34, video)
July 11, 2020: In the Globe and Mail, Elizabeth Dhuey comments on daycare issues affecting women’s career in the long term.
May 6, 2020: On Newstalk 1010, Rafael Gomez comments on the unemployment rate's usefulness as an indicator
April 30, 2020: On TVO's The Agenda, Rafael Gomez discusses COVID-19’s impact on small and medium size businesses
April 22, 2020: Speaking to Global News, Dionne Pohler discusses implementing a targeted basic income
April 22, 2020: In the National Post, Rafael Gomez discusses wages and working conditions for unionized and non-unionized grocery store workers
March 25, 2020: On CBC Radio's Ontario Today, Rafael Gomez discusses essential work and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
March 24, 2020: In a Spanish-language Radio Canada Internacional article, Rafael Gomez discusses the economic measures taken by the Canadian government
March 23, 2020: In a Toronto Star article, Rafael Gomez explains why it is important for the government to provide income for those who need it the most