Community Services deputy minister Lynn Hartwell announced a couple of changes for income assistance recipients. None of these changes are as problem-free as the CBC story suggests. Over the next week or so the NS Advocate will look at all the announcements. Today we take a closer look at the supposed raise in the poverty reduction tax credit. In reality it’s not reducing a whole lot of poverty at all.
The ACE (Advocates for the Care of the Elderly) Team welcomes the new bedsore measures for nursing homes which were announced today by Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. But ACE also wonders why it took so long for the government to finally act.
Paul Vienneau, disability advocate, asshole with a shovel and sometime NS Advocate contributor, won an award for his disability advocacy. We went to the ceremony, and it was very nice.
For years and years Community Services didn’t make an effort to find Joey Delaney a place away from the locked psychiatric ward at the Nova Scotia Hospital, even though there was no medical reason for him to be in that awful place. More testimony from the human rights enquiry.
When I have time I have been attending the Nova Scotia Human Rights enquiry into the lack of supportive community housing options for people with disabilities. These are the bits and pieces that I learned.
Members of the ACE (Advocates for the Care of the Elderly) Team will be present outside two events this week where the Premier is speaking.
A quick note about yet another report on child poverty in Canada and Nova Scotia. All Nova Scotia federal ridings are above the national average, except the suburban riding of Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook.
A short video where Doug Knockwood talks about his father’s determination to get him and and his brother Ralph out of Residential School.
Dear Dad, I was tasked with writing you a letter. I am doing so for Father’s Day, which falls about a week after what would have been your birthday. If you hadn’t taken your own life.
Two more former councillors join Jackie Barkhouse in her call for a public inquiry into workplace bullying and racism at HRM.