Today is the first day of the Disability Filibuster, a Canada-wide, round the clock protest against Bill C-7 by disabled people.
The day before the Nova Scotia legislature reconvenes, Haligonian Jacob Fillmore begins his hunger strike demanding urgent action to protect the critically endangered Mainland Moose. Fillmore explained the need for a temporary moratorium on clear cutting on crown land and his intentions to refuse food until this demand is met in a letter delivered to Premier Ian Rankin last Wednesday.
Last Saturday the hardworking people at ACORN Nova Scotia launched a list of demands that they hope anti-austerity activists and organizations in the province can sign off on.
PSA: Economically, during the pandemic, women lost their jobs faster than men, thus triggering a recession to the female (′′ she-transfer ′′). In fact, women often work in schools, daycares, hotels, restaurants and retail stores, the areas hardest hit by COVID-19. closures. Without access to affordable childcare programs, women are having trouble getting back to work.
PSA: The pandemic has exacerbated issues that have been brewing in Nova Scotia for years, and the time is now to enact long-overdue policies to benefit low- and moderate-income people of all statuses. Our platform includes demands around housing including permanent rent control, inclusionary zoning, and residential tenancies reform – but we are also introducing demands around fair banking, minimum wage and labour, and raising the rates of income assistance and disability.”
Lenora Steele: Ignoring the human cost we are all culpable. Remaining silent and allowing our elected officials to proceed with this online, high stakes, casino style gambling, all the water in our aquifers won’t be enough to clean our collective hands.
Equity Watch, a Nova Scotia organization fighting harassment, bullying and discrimination at work, is holding a webinar attacking the proliferation of non-disclosure agreements in human rights settlements.
TRURO – Join friends and allies of staff at Wynn Park Villa nursing home in Truro for a car rally in support of Licensed Pra
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sb. smith on Bill C-7: “This shameful bill, when it comes to the disabled community, it is an example of why it is increasingly necessary for financially-privileged (and especially white, financially-privileged) disabled people to confront and be forthcoming about their wealth and social status.”