Last night about 40 protesters gathered outside a Liberal fundraiser on Gotting Street hosted by MP Andy Fillmore and with federal environment minister Catherine McKenna as the guest of honour. The perception among protesters is that provincial and federal Liberals may say the right things, but fall far short when it comes to to actively fighting climate change and recognizing the obligation to consult with First Nations.
A sitting Amherst councilor and mayoral candidate used the ‘N’-word, but it was purely accidental, he explains. He has no plans to suspend his campaign, let alone resign.
The wonderful activists of People First Nova Scotia are fundraising to attend an important self-advocacy conference in Florida. The Nova Scotia Advocate believes these excellent folks deserve our support, and here is why.
This weekend’s video is a documentary / docudrama about Donald Marshall Jr, the Mi’kmaq youth convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. The most impressive part is how Donald Marshall Jr, one year before his death, talks about his 12 years in prison hell, his powerlessness during the criminal case, his anger at Nova Scotia’s racist police and judicial system.
Judy Haiven writes about the many unreported sexual assaults at university campuses in Atlantic Canada. There is a culture of silence around these crimes, and cover-ups by most universities are routine.
Gerianne Hull, who has cerebral palsy, is fighting to get additional home care supports so that she can continue to live an independent life in the community. Leo Glavine, the minister of Health and Wellness, says no, rules are rules. It appears that one of those rules is that you can’t appeal those rules with an independent arbitrator.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – As we reported in late July, a third party review found widespread anti-black racism at Halifax’ Parks…