Kendall Worth: It is safe to say that the ESIA transformation is a major broken promise by our current Liberal government because even though some change has happened, the change that happened was very little.
Kendall Worth thinks about how people on income assistance with part time employment can benefit from unions and how perhaps people on income assistance could even form a union of their own.
Kendall Worth: In normal years New Year’s is a time of loneliness and social isolation for many of us in the community of people living in poverty. This year we will not be the only ones.
Kendall Worth: As we all know, living through the second lockdown with the Christmas season upon us is no fun for anyone, whether you are rich or poor. Christmas this year is going to be different for all of us.
Kendall checks up on several folks we met before to see how they are holding up during the second lock down. Altogether a lot better!
Moving away from a place where you weren’t happy, and to a place that is pleasant, where you live near a friend and where the caseworkers are more helpful makes a big difference to our old friend Daryl. His friend and roommate Darlene is equally doing well, Kendall Worth reports.
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.”
““We need to advise you that the people who complained are not feeling comfortable with your behaviour.” Another story by Kendall Worth on the uncalled for harassment by security guards and police of people with mental health issues.
Kendall Worth: Whether we are on lock-down again or not, I want to suggest that over the holiday season we should have an organization like the Red Cross do wellness checks on people living in poverty who are going to be alone for Christmas.
In a follow up on his last story, about hospital visits, Kendall Worth tackles the high cost of some over the counter medications, causing all kinds of problems for people on income assistance.