Pandemic and politics — centring the grassroots

Our May 5 edition of rabble takes on Ottawa webinar focused on grassroots critical thinking on the COVID-19 pandemic, centring on the experiences of workers and marginalized voices, and focused on the issues of the food chain and food security, as well as how the pandemic affects racialized and Indigenous communities in a disproportionate way. Hundreds of you tuned in. Today on Needs No Introduction, an encore presentation. The panel was moderated by Libby Davies, former federal NDP deputy leader and author of Outside In: a Political Memoir. Panelists were rabble.ca's parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg, Winnipeg Centre MP Leah Gazan, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives senior economist David Macdonald, and executive director of Foodshare Toronto Paul Taylor.