Monday, 23 September 2019

The Nook Espresso Bar and Lounge closed its Bedford location in late July of this year. It did so suddenly and without giving any kind of warning to its seven employees. When the owners incorrectly calculated their notice pay, the baristas fought back, with help from the Halifax Workers Action Centre. Lisa Cameron reports.

Tundè Balogun of the Objective News Agency on the Trudeau blackface revelations: “His latest scandal comes as no surprise for members of intelligent Black society, for we are all too familiar with anti-Black racism white supremacy. We understand that the white supremacist with a smile is just as dangerous as the one with a scowl. We understand, that racism is economic, and this latest scandal of Black/Brown face is the actions of a man with an iron grip on the institutions that choke the life out of us daily.”

Dartmouth North MLA Susan Leblanc writes to Community Services Minister Kely Regan to tell her about the confusion re payments to ESIA clients who had to throw out spoiled food after hurricane Dorian.

“People are being told different things than their neighbours, getting different and conflicting information from people they trust, and what’s worse, some people will receive financial assistance without realizing it puts them in an overpayment situation until they receive their payment for October.”

Environmentalists have long argued that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not only an urgent and critical necessity for our planet’s survival, it’s also good for the economy. Now a new report by the Ecolgy Action Centre quantifies these benefits. It’s an excellent piece of work, and very necessary to help focus the discussion we need to have. However, the report does not go far enough in terms of environmental justice and tackling the dominance of car culture.