Compensation awarded to the complainants in a human rights enquiry may sound generous, but it is peanuts when you take into account the decades the three were institutionalized, away from community and their loved ones, and subjected to a regime that allows almost no space for making your own decisions.
An ugly racist incident on a Halifax Transit bus that happened well over a year ago finally reached a conclusion of sorts, today at the courthouse on Spring Garden Road in Halifax.
Four Canadian letterpress printers, from Nova Scotia, Alberta, and British Columbia, created 5×7 postcards with their responses to the 30th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Sets of five postcards each are for sale, with all proceeds going to local groups raising awareness of gender safety.
We speak with Mayann Francis, former lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, about an incident at the Dartnouth General Hospital that caused her to file a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
This weekend’s weekend video is a trailer for The Fruit Machine, a documentary about the hysterical witch hunt of gay civil servants here in Canada that continued well into the 1990s. The documentary will be screened in Halifax on Thursday Dec. 5
A new report by the EAC about renewable energy completely ignores the horrific effects of Muskrat Falls on Indigenous peoples and others in Labrador. That’s not what climate justice looks like.
Yesterday Community Services announced its full package of changes to income assistance to be implemented on December 27. Unfortunately, inflation ensures that most people will be poorer than they were a year before even after the raise kicks in. It’s a horrible thing.
“Things move slowly, but change comes, and it comes from us,” somebody said at yesterday’s rally against the warmongering Halifax International Security Festival. Here are some photos, and a poem by El Jones.
As of Tuesday 3,200 CN conductors, trainpersons and yard workers, members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, have been on strike across Canada, and freight trains aren’t moving. Money is’t the problem.
It looks like the Town of Shelburne is not interested in the generous offer by filmmaker and actress Ellen Page to pay for a much-needed public well for the Black community in town. But the town’s legacy of environmental racism calls for reparations, and that well would be a great start.