This weekend’s video is a short but powerful one, a conversation with Andrew, one of the folks living in a one-person crisis shelter constructed by Halifax Mutual Aid.
In March several outreach workers did a rough sleeping survey in urban HRM. We speak with outreach worker Eric Jonsson about what the numbers tell us.
Yesterday some 100 folks gathered in front of Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Gottingen Street despite heavy rain, angered by yet more racist behaviour by Halifax Regional Police.
Well over 100 people gathered at the Halifax Law Courts on Lower Water Street this morning to send the message that Nova Scotians don’t like secretive deals turning a biologically rare coastal site into golf courses and resorts for rich people. “The golf course will never be built because if we don’t win in the courts, folks are going to sit on the roads to block those trucks from trying to create a golf course.”
“Equity Watch is not happy to hear of yet another case of the NS Human Rights Commission dragging its feet, and losing the chance to pursue violators. This shows that Nova Scotia’s human rights regime is past due for an overhaul.”
“Our $12.95 comes not even close to a living wage in this province. Workers in Nova Scotians deserve better; They deserve better wages; they deserve better working conditions, they deserve paid sick days; They deserve a fair wage.”
Letter from Wellness Within Chair Martha Paynter, to Mayor Mike Savage and councillor Lindell Smith, re the recent video showing a white Halifax police officer threatening the life of a Black man who has his hands up.