Matt Gurney's articles
Published On: May 06, 2021
OPINION: Ministers and staff, both current and future, must be shown that needless death and suffering are things they will have to pay a price for.
Published On: May 03, 2021
OPINION: The final report from the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission is an indictment of Ontario’s whole emergency-preparedness effort.
Published On: April 29, 2021
OPINION: In the first wave, the government was blindsided by a broken system and a crisis it didn't understand. Then it made things worse
Published On: April 26, 2021
OPINION: Doug Ford should never have closed outdoor amenities. The least he can do is open them up again.
Published On: April 22, 2021
OPINION: Having delayed taking action for so long, Doug Ford now finds himself with few options to alter the course of this nightmare.
Published On: April 19, 2021
OPINION: The government has been completely overtaken by events and lost control — not only of the crisis, but of itself.
Published On: April 15, 2021
OPINION: Ontario seems to be doing worse than the worst-case scenarios. We need to get doses out to as many willing people as possible.
Published On: April 12, 2021
OPINION: What’s happened with patios and hair salons in the third wave suggests that the province doesn’t have the first clue what it’s doing.
Published On: April 09, 2021
TVO.org speaks with McMaster University’s Zain Chagla about transmissibility, bad outcomes — and why we shouldn’t just blame the variants.
Published On: April 05, 2021
TVO.org speaks with the CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association about the “single biggest crisis in our modern hospital sector’s history.”
Published On: April 01, 2021
OPINION: The province has failed, again, to contain the pandemic — and it’s even failed to admit that it’s failed.
Published On: March 30, 2021
TVO.org speaks with the infectious-disease researcher about botched communications, new vaccine guidelines — and the future of Ontario’s vaccine rollout.
Published On: March 25, 2021
OPINION: The premier was able to sell himself to Ontarians as the right guy to fix a budget mess someone else had made. But that’s off the table now.
Published On: March 23, 2021
OPINION: I support the age-based framework — but I’d also happily take a jab if a pharmacist had one to spare. It makes sense to bend the rules, slightly, to use a fast-expiring supply.
Published On: March 18, 2021
TVO.org speaks with U of T’s Steve Joordens about what it will be like returning to normal life post-pandemic — and the struggles we’ll face.
Published On: March 15, 2021
OPINION: This isn’t finished yet. There is still real danger of a third wave. But government had better start planning for — and communicating about — a full reopening.
Published On: March 11, 2021
OPINION: The first news from Wuhan. The NBA shutdown. The WHO declaration. We probably all have our own markers for when COVID-19 began — one of mine is Costco.
Published On: March 08, 2021
OPINION: Will Canadians still have to avoid their families after getting the first dose? It’s time for some good, solid public-health guidance.