Amir Attaran

Trudeau attends a Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic in the House of Commons on May 13, 2020 (DAVE CHAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Opinion

Trudeau needs a COVID-19 Emergency Order. Here’s how to do it.

Amir Attaran: Where provinces fail, Ottawa must step in with minimum standards. To make this easy on the PM, I’ve drafted an emergency order already.
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, make an announcement about vaccine procurement, in Toronto, on Aug., 5, 2020 (CP/Christopher Katsarov)
Opinion

How the Liberals are bungling the vaccine endgame

Amir Attaran: Seven promising vaccine candidates are nearing the finish line. Why hasn’t Canada locked down orders for them like our closest allies have?
Masks hang on the door of a shop in Toronto on June 6, 2020 (CP/Frank Gunn)
Health

Canadian leaders botched mandatory masking. Here’s how to fix it.

Amir Attaran: The excuses against mandatory masking are so bad they qualify as comedy. It’s not too late for a national mask plan to prevent a second wave.
Trudeau appears at a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on May 29, 2020 (Adrian Wyld/CP)
Health

How Canada has bungled the COVID-19 endgame

Amir Attaran: Canada is mismanaging its most significant peacetime crisis in a century and the seeds of our failure are everywhere. Here are four things that must change.
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Science

What does the COVID-19 endgame look like? Five simple steps.

Amir Attaran: Social distancing is the only option—there is no alternative. Here’s how we might eventually ease back into normal life, in a way that saves lives.
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Opinion

Canada is being bullied by China. Here’s how it can shut it down.

Amir Attaran: There is one legal move that would prompt immediate action—shutting down Canadian airspace to Chinese cargo services
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Why pharmaceuticals could be the prescription for trade warfare that truly hurts America

Opinion: If Canada wants to decisively threaten maximum pain and stop the escalating trade war with the U.S., it should propose expropriating pharmaceutical patents