Danny Cavanagh: One of our most significant concerns is that just over 25% of Nova Scotia workers do not have Workers’ Compensation coverage. Now is the time to bring those exempted workers without coverage into the system. They must be a priority.
Federal Crown attorneys in Nova Scotia have exercised their discretion to withdraw or refer simple possession charges to restorative justice programs. So why are police still charging people for possession of substances for personal use under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act?
Kendall visits Progressive Conservative Party MLA Steve Craig in Lower Sackville, to find out about poverty in that area and discuss mental health issues that affect people on income assistance.
Judy Haiven: “Now McNeil and Dr Strang are screwing down the lid on long term care facilities so that Covid cannot creep in, but neither can the joy of living and the celebration of long lives lived. Relatives and long term care residents are demanding a loosening of restrictions and a respect that, so far, this government has not paid them.”
Tony Seed on the need for a full public inquiry into the Northwood deaths: “Governments give themselves arbitrary discretionary power to make all the decisions including who has the right to speak and be heard, and are negating the concerns, the experience, and the voice of the frontline workers who are protecting the people during this pandemic. No problem that society is facing can be solved in this way.”
Media release; Due to the secretive nature of the Northwood review, NSGEU President Jason MacLean has decided to not take part in the in the process.
PSA: “Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) stands in solidarity in the fight against anti-Black racism, violence and injustice toward people of African descent in the U.S. and across the world.” Includes links to stories about former Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis and Dr. Lynn Jones about their separate harrowing and humiliating experiences in Nova Scotia hospitals when they were ill and at their most vulnerable.
Members of the CUPE Nova Scotia Transition House Sector Committee (NSTHSC) are adding their voices to the call for the provincial and federal government to conduct a comprehensive, transparent public inquiry into the mass shooting murders that occurred in April.
Martha Paynter, Keisha Jefferies and Leah Carrier: “Nursing has a long history of complicity in exclusion, oppression, and exploitation of BIPOC. Changing that course requires abolitionist action, and the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife should be devoted to that change.”
The government’s proposed review of 53 Northwood deaths is designed to prevent workers, patients and their families, and Nova Scotians at large from speaking out and being heard publicly