Matt Gurney

Matt Gurney also writes for the National Post from Toronto.

Matt Gurney's articles

Published On: November 27, 2020 speaks with infectious-disease doctor Zain Chagla about how the kits work and whether they’ll help the province combat the second wave.
Published On: November 23, 2020 speaks with an expert on cold-chain logistics about freezers, dry ice — and why we may need to call in the military.
Published On: November 19, 2020
OPINION: Late last month, the province’s public-health modellers identified red lines for taking more aggressive action to contain the virus. We might already have crossed the first.
Published On: November 17, 2020
OPINION: If the second wave is as bad as feared, we may again find our system overwhelmed with cases and short on supplies. But, for now, there is at least some cause for optimism about one thing: PPE.
Published On: November 12, 2020
OPINION: Listening to expert advice and then not taking requires a compelling explanation — and so far, none has been offered.
Published On: November 09, 2020
OPINION: In the face of changing guidelines and terminology — and dismal government communications — Ontarians could use more local outlets to tell us what’s what.
Published On: November 05, 2020
OPINION: Recent government announcements on LTC are good news for many. But if change takes too long, most current residents won’t see the benefits
Published On: November 02, 2020
OPINION: My wife and I booked appointments for the whole family. They were cancelled “due to a lack of vaccine supply.” That’s politically embarrassing for the government — and a warning of things to come.
Published On: October 29, 2020
OPINION: Something needs to be done about long-term care in Ontario. But there’s a gigantic issue with the NDP plan to fix it.
Published On: October 26, 2020
OPINION: It’s easy to focus on headlines about surges and drops. But if you want to get a better sense of how Ontario is doing, you’ve got to look beyond the daily case counts.
Published On: October 22, 2020
OPINION: Solutions to pandemic challenges have to involve some consideration of cost — and liability. That’s going to be an issue in Ontario when it comes to long-term care.
Published On: October 19, 2020
OPINION: In the midst of a pandemic, it may be hard to care all that much about your blue bin. But our waste-management systems are in crisis — and the Tories’ solution just dumps the problem onto someone else.
Published On: October 15, 2020
OPINION: The province’s chief public-health officer says “the messaging has been clear.” It has been anything but.
Published On: October 13, 2020
OPINION: Sure, there will be pubs and restaurants when this is all over. But I want my favourites to survive.
Published On: October 08, 2020
OPINION: The system was in bad shape even before the pandemic — and it will be in bad shape after it, too, if we don’t take action.
Published On: October 06, 2020
OPINION: Testing snafus. Unclear advice. Doug Ford came through the first wave with plenty of support. The public may not be as forgiving this time around.
Published On: October 02, 2020
OPINION: COVID-19 cases are up, and Ontario’s testing system is faltering. That’s a recipe for only one thing: another lockdown.
Published On: September 30, 2020
OPINION: The province’s new modelling tells us under what circumstances the health-care system can operate as usual. This is useful to know — but it tells us less than you might think.