After 50 years of promises there still is no universal child care program in Canada. Meanwhile, the Covid shutdown has brought women to the lowest level of participation in the paid labour force in three decades. Women’s unemployment surpassed men’s for the first time in 30 years. Is there an economic war on women? I ask you to judge for yourself, writes Judy Haiven.
First the mainland moose, and now the American martens. Naturalists in Cape Breton are concerned that a proposed clearcut within an area which the Department of Lands and Forestry (DLF) has designated as a marten habitat management zone will further threaten the local marten population.
Larry Haiven on when a raise isn’t a raise, the journalists who fall for it, and what made us lower our expectations so drastically that we now accept cuts to our incomes and becoming poorer as our lot in life.
PSA: Join African Nova Scotian community members for a roundtable discussion about the role of media in contributing to oppression and anti-Black racism.
Raymond Sheppard: “With all the racism and hate we faced for hundreds of years, we still maintained Black values, many would say our values were sacred, and although every generation is different, we always seemed to cling to the things that keep us grounded and inspired.”
The Canada – Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board has granted BP Canada an exploratory license to drill for oil in Atlantic Canada’s largest protected marine area. We speak with Jordy Thomson of the EAC to understand what the hell is going on here.
Awareness of environmental racism in Nova Scotia has changed for the better over the last five years or so. A private members bill, shaped to a large extent by Dr. Ingrid Waldron and introduced by then NDP MLA Lenore Zann in 2015, played a considerable part in that shift. Waldron and Zann, now a Liberal MP, are giving the legislation another shot, this time in Ottawa.