Author: Pat Armstrong

  • The Care Economy Statement

    If COVID-19 has taught us nothing else, it is that we need a new approach to caring for each other in this country. And there is no better time to … Keep reading »

  • Ontario’s Care Crisis /w Pat Armstrong

    We continue our discussion of the crisis in long-term care homes in Ontario. This time we are joined by Dr. Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. Listen to audio »

  • Viruses and Care

    It is not surprising that the first recorded deaths from COVID-19 were in nursing homes. But the contributing factors cannot be attributed solely to age. Long-term residential care shares with … Keep reading »

  • States and Markets: The Making of Globalization

    Session 5 of the Transcending Pessimism, Reimagining Democracy conference: States and Markets: The Making of Globalization. Presentations by Dick Bryan, Ana Garcia, Sean Starrs and Pat Armstrong. Recorded in Toronto, 7 October 2017. Watch video »

  • Canadian Health Care: Privatization and Gendered Labour

    Priscillia Lefebvre is a collaborative Ph.D. student at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology/Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Pat Armstrong is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies … Keep reading »

  • Launch of Socialist Register 2010: Morbid Symptoms, Health Under Capitalism

    Part 1: A panel discussion with contributing authors: Colin Leys (Health, health care and capitalism), Pat Armstrong (Contradictions at work: struggles for control in Canadian health care), Roddy Loepky (Certain wealth: Accumulation in the health industry). Part 2: Commentators: Dr Andy Coates (Physicians for a National Health Program, Co-Chair, Single Payer New York) and Natalie (Mehra, Director, Ontario Health Coalition). Watch video »

  • Whose Healthcare?

    Challenging the Corporate Struggle to Rule Our System Hugh Armstrong, et al. Most Canadians reject a private health care system that is driven by the accumulation of profit, that limits people’s access … Keep reading »