Laura Slade explains why she handed out leaflets at the opening of the anti-abortion movie Unplanned, and debunks the many lies and inaccuracies contained in the movie. “It’s important that all people who have had an abortion or are considering one know that they’re not alone, that this film that’s designed to make them look like and feel like terrible people is full of deception.”
“Look around your rural community, outside of school, organized sports and of course amazing public libraries (who are also under funded). Are there any established youth centres, programs or services offering drop in spaces, programs, services or mental health supports? Do you see outreach workers connecting with youth? Do you even see youth out and about?” Dayna Barnes on a looming crisis in rural Nova Scotia.
Media release: The presidents of federations of labour from across the country are in Saskatoon during the Council of the Federation meeting to encourage Canada’s premiers to embrace a public, single-payer, universal pharmacare program.
“Speaking as a mental health and addictions counsellor and an individual who has anxiety, I strongly believe reforms to this broken mental health system are seriously past due,” writes Raymond Sheppard.
Danny Cavanagh, president of the NS Federation of Labour, is pleased with the recommendations in the universal pharmacare report. Now it is a matter of making sure politicians get the message that we want universal public pharmacare, and that we want it now, writes Cavanagh.
Kendall Worth writes on yet another person living in poverty who encounters problems getting home after day surgery. Good thing poor people look out for each other, even if they don’t know one another!
Press release: The Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is declaring a State of Health Emergency in our Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw communities.
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.
The Income Assistance policy manual is brutally clear about when you qualify for dental care when you’re on welfare. Don’t bother looking for help if it doesn’t bleed, hurt, or stop you from getting a job. Preventative care isn’t even mentioned in the manual.
Kendall Worth, in his final story he wrote with Daryl and Darlene, talks about their dreams and the importance of having peer support with lived experience in the emergency room, to help people who come in with mental health issues.