Wednesday, 20 March 2019

It’s not just the hastily cancelled entirely white panel on diversity, Saint Mary’s University has a long history of not taking a meaningful stand on diversity and human rights, former SMU professor Judy Haiven writes.

Imagine being 28-years-old and not being able to decide what you are going to eat for dinner—or breakfast or lunch. Imagine having to live with people who scare or threaten you. Imagine living down a hallway from someone who sexually assaulted you, and you are told not to make a fuss. All this can and does happen to people with severe physical disabilities who must live in nursing homes in Nova Scotia. Judy Haiven on the need for community living options for people with severe physical disabilities.

Judy Haiven on Trudeau’s apology yesterday to the African Nova Scotian youths who were profiled while visiting the Parliament building in Ottawa.

Letter by Judy Haiven on the court case of Shawn Wade Hynes of Pictou County, accused of shooting Nhlanhia  Dlamini in the back with a nail gun on a construction site “Is it just my imagination or a usual practice that when someone who is criminally charged does not show up for court, the judge issues a bench warrant?”

“Metro councilors play a game.  They warn if we want improved snow and ice clearing we all must pay more taxes.  Fair enough. But out of a different pocket, we are now collectively paying through our taxes for the strains on Emergency rooms and the health care system.  So we all pay one way or another,” writes Judy Haiven.

This is the most puzzling time of the year – to figure out which days are paid holidays and which are not.  Judy Haiven helps you understand your rights, so you can help your boss understand.