International trade and investment, deep integration

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"If we learn anything from COVID-19," write Lindsay McLaren and Trish Hennessy in their cover feature for this issue, "it should be that we need to build and foster a more comprehensive version of public health that acts on what we know about the social determinants of well-being." Economy and health are not separate things, they argue, and public health policy should not be limited to matters of primary care.
As part of Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy White Paper consultation, the federal government asked civil society organizations and individuals how Canada can use the diplomatic tools at its disposal, in multilateral and bilateral forums, “to reinforce efforts to uphold and advance human rights, gender equality and inclusion, while helping to reform the current international rules-based order and shape the system as it evolves to Canada’s advantage.”
Photo by Francis Mariani (Flickr Creative Commons)
Photo of a Vietnamese garment factory in 2012 from the ILO Asia-Pacific
Photo by Metro Transit, Flickr Creative Commons
It has been six months since we shut down the economy to all but essential activities in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Federal and many provincial emergency measures introduced since then, though imperfect and unevenly available across Canada, have stabilized incomes and bought governments time to figure out what comes next.
A Bangladeshi worker (photo from ILO Asia-Pacific, Flickr Creative Commons) “COVID-19 will be a catastrophe for Bangladeshi garment workers.” 
G20 summit in Toronto, June 2010. Photo by katerkate (Flickr Creative Commons)
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