Today I ask the 330,000 Canadian Jews to think about “repairing the world.” We have to start with examining our role in supporting what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. The progressive world’s gaze is now fixated on opposing settler colonialism, and fighting racism and inequality. It is Jews’ responsibility to force Israel to end its illegal and brutal occupation of Palestinians’ lands.
Labour Day is a public holiday, and a retail store closing day in Nova Scotia. Whether you are working that day or get the day off, you have rights, but, as Judy Haiven explains. the rules are a bit tricky.
Judy Haiven on the hot mess that came about after the city decided to evict unhoused people from their modest shelters on August 18.
Judy Haiven: With Tim Houston winning the provincial election, every province but one now stands to the right of the federal Liberals.
Judy Haiven about a Liberal announcement on its health platform. “While Rankin had about 12 people in his camp, including his manager, a campaign team and a van with several men, there were also two women in wheelchairs and about a 15 people holding homemade signs demanding action on housing for people with disabilities.”
On Monday August 2 Nova Scotia celebrates Natal Day – a day off with pay for the lucky 28% of workers who are represented by a trade union. But it’s likely a normal workday for the rest of us.
Judie Haiven looks at two pre-election goodies coming our way compliments of the provincial government, money for long term care and affordable housing.
Judy Haiven on working and getting paid on this somber Canada Day.
“Though hate crimes happen in Nova Scotia, they are seldom termed called hate crimes.” Judy Haiven presenting to the Define Defunding of Police sub-committee.
Judy Haiven’s speech on the occasion of Sunday’s Solidarity Vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack in London, Ontario, that took away the lives of four Muslims and left a little boy severely injured and orphaned.