News release: Today, CUPE Nova Scotia and CUPE 8920 acute care workers launched a new radio to bring attention to broken promises made by Premier Stephen McNeil when he moved the provincial system to a single health care authority.
We are pleased to host Palestinian trade unionist Imad Temeiza, who is here in Halifax as part of a speaking tour in Canada. He will be speaking at the Glitter Bean Cafe, this Monday, Feb 25 at 6:30pm. This is an exciting opportunity for local union activists and anyone wanting to know more about workers’ struggle in Palestine.
Kendall Worth recently went door to door in Halifax Chebucto with Gary Burrill, MLA and leader of the Nova Scotia NDP. They were looking for support for the petition against the EI clawbacks. “It was a great day out and there was lots of support at the doors,” Kendall writes.
On Friday Feb 22, 2019, Alton Gas served papers for an injunction agianst two of the most dedicated supporters of the Treaty Truck House to Stop Alton Gas. The court date is March 12, 2019.
Martyn Williams: “The accident near 350 Pleasant Street marks the fifth pedestrian fatality in our municipality in just over a year, and the fifth hit and run involving a pedestrian in just two months. We need to know that addressing the danger and death on our roads is a priority for all our levels of government, not just in words, but also in the city’s budget.”
A compelling lecture last Friday by David Comissiong, a progressive politician and diplomat from Barbados, suggested that the movement calling for slavery reparations is about much more than dollars and an apology from former slave trading countries.
Kinda hate, a poem by activist and spoken word artist Angela (Angee) Bowden.
Judy Haiven on Trudeau’s apology yesterday to the African Nova Scotian youths who were profiled while visiting the Parliament building in Ottawa.
The Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board is deciding whether to extend a construction permit for the Alton Gas underground storage caverns to 2023. Some 60 interested parties submitted comments in writing. What happens next, and how the Board reaches its decision is anybody’s guess. This secrecy and lack of dialogue is not a good thing, given the controversies and complexities surrounding the project.
Tuma Young: Tonight, February 15, I learned that my old friend Mary Ann Mancini has died. Mary Ann was one of the early 2SLGBTQ+ activists and her contribution to the movement was immense.