This weekend we present a 20-minute documentary on the Hadhad family, Syrian refugees who arrived with nothing in Antigonish, and now run a successful chocolate business. Support by the good people of Antigonish was heartwarming to see.
A government survey shows Community Services workers are mostly unhappy about their job, and that 1 in 5 workers experienced some form of bullying over the preceding year. Most also don’t think senior management particularly cares.
Laura MacNutt, who has a Masters degree in Architecture, did work for Acadia University that she feels she still owns. Acadia doesn’t think so. Now she is fighting the university in court, and she stands to lose tens of thousands of dollars if she doesn’t win her appeal. She can’t afford a lawyer so she represents herself. Maybe the stakes are too high.
Kendall Worth, who knows all too well what it is like to be on social assistance, is puzzled about the results of the so-called First Voice consultation conducted by Community Services. “Clients I personally talk to tell me that they got depressed and gave up.”