Day one in a human rights inquiry into wheelchair access to washrooms in restaurants. It was quick, wrap up is tomorrow. Oh, and the case almost didn’t happen because the Human Rights Commission didn’t think it had merit, and the complainants had to take the Commission to court. Sound familiar?
“The best path out of poverty is a job,” Community Services (DCS) deputy minister Lynn Hartwell told a CBC reporter a couple of weeks ago. Sure, responds community legal worker Fiona Traynor. But it’s a stigmatizing thing to say when 60 to 70% of people on assistance are unable to work because of disabilities.
A new interactive map shows that residents of rural Nova Scotia are having a hard time finding a child care spot. You can zoom in, zoom out, or plug in your postal code.
Scott Domenie on what it will take to beat back fascism in Nova Scotia: “While we should have no moral trepidation about punching a Nazi, we should also understand that keeping the far-right down will require more than our fists. It will require preventing the conditions that allow it to grow in the first place.
Chance to see the wonderful documentary My Week on Welfare at the Halifax central library on Spring Garden! Come for the movie, stay for the conversation.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Halifax resident and Shambhala lineage holder, is being accused of sexually assaulting multiple women belonging to the global Buddhist organization that he leads.