CHSLDs in Court: Thoughts on Government’s and Managers’ Liability

by Lara Khoury, Associate Professor and Co-Convenor of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law, Faculty of Law, and Associate Member,  IHSP and BMEU (McGill)

This blog post offers a few thoughts on the potential liability of the government of Quebec and managers of CHSLDs in the province as a result of deficiencies revealed recently by the media, the Canadian military and other witnesses.


Enabling Cities: Lessening the Impacts of Covid-19 on the Urban Poor

by Honor Bixby, Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow working under the supervision of IHSP Faculty Member, Prof. Jill Baumgartner

Poor and vulnerable communities in cities are among those most  impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This post highlights some early examples of strategies implemented across housing, education, transport health and wellbeing with the aim to mitigate these impacts.



No place like home: Changing relationships of private and public space during COVID-19

by Annmarie Adams, Chair, Department of Social Studies of Medicine; Professor, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture; and Associate Member IHSP.

This contribution will comprise observations on the changing relationships of private and public space during COVID-19.




COVID-19 in Canada and the United States: Comparting the Social Protection Responses

David Stobbe / Stobbe Photography

by Daniel Béland @danielbeland (McGill University), Shannon Dinan @shannondinan (Bishop’s University), Philip Rocco @PhilipRocco (Marquette University), and Alex Waddan (University of Leicester)

This blog entry explores early social protection responses to COVID-19 in Canada and the United States. It shows that the Canadian response has proved faster and bolder, on average.

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