Inori Roy is a freelance journalist and recent graduate of City, University of London’s MA Investigative Journalism program. She was one of The Local’s inaugural journalism fellows in Fall 2020, and her work has previously appeared in Unearthed, the Toronto Star, and the CBC. Follow her on Twitter at @royinori.
Nearly 100 of Ontario’s embattled care homes are run by third-party operators—a management arrangement often invisible to the families of residents. Now, analysis by The Local has found that COVID-19 death rates at facilities outsourced to Extendicare, the largest operator in Ontario, are 81 percent higher than the industry average.
The problems in Toronto’s schools didn’t start with COVID-19—our underfunded education system has been in a slow-motion crisis for decades.