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In praise of Kendall Worth, citizen journalist

Kendall Worth and Gary Burrill. Contributed.

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Journalist and poverty activist Kendall Worth is the subject of a recent letter written by NDP leader Gary Burrill.

“I am writing to express my admiration for your continuing work as one of Halifax’s leading voices in the struggle against poverty and the punitive treatment of people with low incomes within the income assistance bureaucracy and system in Nova Scotia,” Burrill writes.

The Nova Scotia Advocate would like to echo this praise.

Kendall covers the poverty beat in Nova Scotia like no other, starting with Street Feat, then the Halifax Media Co-op and now the Nova Scotia Advocate. The people he writes about trust him, because he is one of them.

His fearless activism has brought him to Province House, sometimes speaking at committee meetings, at other times rallying outside at the gate. He has appealed his own special needs case all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. He has done radio interviews, and addressed Labour Day rallies.

What is truly amazing is that he does all this while living with learning and other invisible disabilities.

Kendall works tirelessly and in any way possible to give the horrible poverty experienced by income assistance recipients here in Nova Scotia the profile and attention it deserves.

The Nova Scotia Advocate is proud to support him in his efforts.

With a special thanks to our generous donors who make publication of the Nova Scotia Advocate possible.

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  1. Kendall, I am so proud of you. I couldn’t have a better cousin! I hope that all your hard work pays off. The NDP party is lucky to have you as one of its biggest voices.

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