Cargill runs Canada’s biggest meatpacking facility and obliged its workers to come in despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the company is facing a criminal investigation — the first of its kind — after the sadly predictable deaths of workers and their family members.
Jeremy Appel is a southern Alberta–based freelance journalist. He's also the cohost of Big Shiny Takes, a podcast that skewers the Canadian pundit class, and Forgotten Corner, an Alberta-focused interview show.
Alberta’s UCP government, led by premier Jason Kenney, is kowtowing to the province’s bosses in every conceivable way. The passage of Bill 32 demonstrates their devotion to Alberta’s business class and their contempt for working people.