Beyond the broad and general solutions, is there an actual and specific action in terms of Canada’s “moving forward” goal? As we, all together, work on a green and inclusive recovery, below are the essential considerations:
Massive employment in energy sectors
There are a lot of people who were not able to buy even their basic necessities such as clothing, food, shelter, transportation, and essential hygiene products. However, there are also people who have not experienced extreme adversities before, but when the health crisis came, their financial situation dropped dead. We are specifically referring to workers in the energy sector who have continuously been working on achieving a green economy. Also, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a loss of 6 million jobs, mainly in the traditional, global energy sector.
The out of proportion pandemic impact on women who are racialized
Racialized immigrants and women who are serving in organizations that provide long-term healthcare are actually the main emphases of this entire debate. Women, who are working in hospitals and clinics, are not only at risk of COVID-19 exposure, but they are also victims of low-salary jobs with little to no benefits. Because of this disproportionate responsibility, it has led to exacerbated marginalization and poverty risk.