Triggered by the FOIPOP data breach debacle, here are some thoughts on the IT outsourcing arrangement between government and Unisys. It’s not the kind of thing you can easily walk away from.
We’re always looking for writers, and we pay better than other much larger outlets, I am told. You don’t have to be an experienced writer, we will help you. You’ll find doing journalism is a lot of fun, and really not as hard as it is cracked up to be.
A few heartwrenching and rare photos taken during a recent fact-finding visit to East Coast prisons by members of the Senate Committee on Human Rights. Many more on the Senate of Canada website.
Warren (Gus) Reed, together with five others, filed a complaint about inaccessible washrooms in restaurants with the NS Human Rights Commission almost two years ago. He’s still waiting for some kind of resolution. We talk with Reed about why the delays, and what he would do to change that. It’s about way more than not having enough resources.
Alex Kronstein is asking organizers of this September’s Atlantic Abilities Conference to uninvite keynote speaker Temple Grandin. Here is why.
Halifax police much more likely to arrest Black people for marijuana possession. Oh no, what could possibly explain that?
Educator and author Molly Hurd’s third and final article in a series on standardized testing takes another look at a failed British experiment. But Nova Scotia is not Britain, she writes, and for us there is hope yet!
Poverty activist Kendall Worth interviews Kelly, who earns just a bit above minimum wage, about her fears and hopes, and how she makes ends meet.
Safe streets activist Martyn Williams takes a closer look at the flawed and dangerous crosswalks in Halifax and elsewhere in the province. Crosswalks here have many inherent dangers – wide four or even five lane crosswalks with high overhead lights which are sometimes not seen by drivers, signalized intersections where traffic has a green light to turn left into the road which has the walk sign on, right turns on a red, and crosswalks which have overhead lit signs but no flashing lights. It doesn’t have to be this way.
We talk with Jackie Swaine of the SEIU and Danny Cavanagh, president of the NSFL, who together are calling for legislation with teeth to protect workers against wage theft and contract flipping.