As part of its release of the 2016 census data Stats Canada publishes a series of thematic maps that shed light on where poor people live. What it shows is you that there are a lot more people living in poverty in rural Nova Scotia than in Halifax.
Kendall Worth: “I want to explain why I feel it is important to keep my readers updated on how people on income assistance are doing during COVID-19.”
Reading the book you get the feeling that Paris did not set out to write about racism as such. It just so happens that you cannot write about growing up Black in Nova Scotia, no matter when, no matter where, without writing about racism.
Kendall Worth: “Fewer family thanksgiving dinners means that this year for many people Thanksgiving is going to be full of all-around sadness.” But there is also a bright side.
“She said she was flipping through my book about Poor Houses. “Who is this?” I asked. “Oh I’m not going to tell you” she said “for confidentiality reasons.” Brenda Thompson on some of the feedback on A Wholesome Horror, Poor Houses in Nova Scotia.
Kendall Worth: “I have heard from several people on CERB who received an email on Thursday July 30 that has them very concerned, because it says people will lose CERB money they were counting on.”
Language barriers. Slow internet. Students sent home with no work. Stephen Wentzell writes on the Liberal government’s broken promise of ‘no child left behind’ after the schools closed because of the coronavirus.
Kendall Worth reflects on a summer without festivities, and reminds us of his excellent idea of a buddy system for people on social assistance and others.
Kendall Worth tries to shed some light on the wait for the one-time $600 for people who live with disabilities . This was promised by the federal government earlier this month, and then things happened…
Kendall Worth: “I am glad to see that you will not punish people for making honest mistakes in their CERB applications, and I do agree that the money should be paid back. However I do not agree with further punishment such as for example the penalty or jail time you are proposing for poor people who applied while they shouldn’t have.