Two glimpses into the life of a person who receives social assistance in Nova Scotia.
Not getting the apology for racial profiling they are looking for, the African United Baptist Association is calling for a boycott of Sobeys stores in their communities. And the boycott may well soon spread to the Atlantic provinces.
Poverty advocate and social assistance recipient Kendall Worth just went through his Annual Review. Here Kendall suggests some of the changes that would make it a much better process, based on trust rather than suspicion, clients’ needs rather than saving money.
Some questions ACORN Nova Scotia suggests you should ask as you chat with municipal candidates this Fall.
Spraying of woodlands with the Glyphosate herbicide continues in Nova Scotia, even though provincial subsidies have ended. And for how long DNR’s moratorium on subsidies will remain in effect is an open question.
Time for Nova Scotia to get serious about climate change and consider a carbon tax, says David Henry in this guest op-ed.
There will be a large rally for diversity in the Town of Amherst tomorrow. George Baker, the racist councillor who used the ‘n’-word will not be the focus of the rally, but his behaviour definitely was a wake-up call.
At least two years of long term care budget cuts are making their presence felt. Layoffs at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home are making it even harder to provide proper care to its residents, says the president of the affected CUPE local. And Port Hawkesbury is only one of the many long term care facilities and nursing homes affected by the cuts.
The 2007 decision not to approve the Whites Point Quarry in Digby Neck is still not entirely settled. Now the Canadian government is appealing a NAFTA decision that withholding environmental approval was unjustified. Let’s make sure that the government fights this case, rather than settle, there is too much at stake, says Gretchen Fitzgerald of the Sierra Club Atlantic.
Kendall Worth, who struggles to make ends meet on social assistance, comes out in favour of an annual guaranteed basic income. Not surprising, if you see your benefits shrink, your special needs ignored and you have to face a patronizing bureaucracy on a daily basis.