Community Health Centres in Nova Scotia are doing terrific work, way beyond the 15 minute face to face with a physician, yet stable government funding remains an issue.
Judy Haiven looks back on the racist reign of terror at Halifax Transit. How could this reign of terror go on for 14 plus years? How could a Black man become unemployed and then die due to the stress of living with the anger and threats directed at him by racist co-workers? How could a white man and his Black wife receive such soul-destroying treatment for the mere crime of loving each other? When will anyone step up to explain what happened and how it won’t happen again?
“What bothers me the most in all of this is that city lawyers advanced this argument that the racist slurs directed at Y.Z. were protected under free speech provisions.” We talk with Equity Watch spokesperson and lawyer Connor Smithers-Mapp about how unions, councillors and management continue to evade the issues of racism, homophobia and misogyny at the City’s workplaces.
“In the end I can say that what I have learned about myself is how incredibly strong I am, because I have to be,” said disability rights advocate Joanne Larade in February at a panel on the lack of suitable housing for people with severe disabilities. At the panel she explained what it is like to find yourself, at the age of 42, living among people with dementia, many twice your age. Joanne passed away early last week.
A spoken word piece Angee Bowden performed yesterday at the rally against racism in downtown Halifax.
Early this afternoon some 50 African Nova Scotians and their allies (and 4 very visible cops) gathered in downtown Halifax , to once again call attention to the racism that pervades Nova Scotia politics and society. Speakers included Kirk Johnson, Jason MacLean, Angee Bowden, Raymond Sheppard, and many more.
Kendall Worth gives us an update on a young woman he wrote about earlier. Thankfully the harassment by a fellow tenant has stopped, but she lost some of her income assistance benefits. If we had a guaranteed basic income none of this would have happened, writes Kendall.
A letter from a substitute teacher somewhere in rural Nova Scotia. “A hungry stomach accentuates resentment and a sense of frustration; why worry about equations when your stomach is grumbling or you can feel the wind tug on your sweater, climb down your spine with every breeze?”
This afternoon some 40 environmentalists, including from Florida and Labrador, rallied at the new convention centre in Halifax to deliver a message of climate justice to Emera shareholders meeting inside.
A documentary about whales and narrated by Ethan Hawke premiered this morning at a press conference in Halifax. Environmentalists are extremely worried about the damage done by offshore seismic blasting. We report on the press conference and include a link to the video and a full transcription of the remarks by Mi’kmaq film maker Eliza Knockwood.