Today the Nova Scotia Action Coalition for Community Well-Being is launching a new video campaign. The Policy Not Charity Campaign calls on Nova Scotians to make different political choices and to elect politicians who have the courage to implement progressive public policy to end poverty.
DIsabilities activist Vicky Levack gave Liberal leader Iain Rankin a piece of her mind last Sunday. There’s a stark contrast between what a video shows happened, and how the Liberals tweeted about it.
Kendall Worth reflects on the provincial election. Rent control, mental health, and poverty are the big issues.
Judy Haiven about a Liberal announcement on its health platform. “While Rankin had about 12 people in his camp, including his manager, a campaign team and a van with several men, there were also two women in wheelchairs and about a 15 people holding homemade signs demanding action on housing for people with disabilities.”
A rally at Victoria Park in downtown Halifax drew at least 300 people angry enough about the potential sale of Owls Head Provincial Park to sacrifice part of a beautiful summer Saturday. Passing cars and buses honking in support provided a steady background chorus throughout the event.
Earlier this week we spoke with Jessica Alexander, the Nova Scotia Green Party interim leader and a candidate in the riding of Chester-St Margaret’s. We tackled the environment, poverty, housing, health and education, and how to pay for it all.
Media release: Alternative economic solutions to the destructive practices of gold mining exist that support the growth of local economies. We therefore asked all North Colchester candidates whether they support the immediate adoption of the proposed French River Watershed Regulations, which includes a ban on mining.
The Save Owls Head Provincial Park Facebook group responds to the recent supreme court decision: “When governments won’t do what’s right, it’s up to the citizens to demand change.”
Stephen Wentzell profiles NDP candidate Julie Melanson, who knows a thing or two about rebuilding from the ground up. She’s done just that through her recovery, and now she’s eager to do the heavy lifting for her constituency.
41,370 children, one in four, live in poverty in Nova Scotia. For children under six that number is actually almost one in three! Educators for Social Justice want child poverty to get the attention it deserves during the election campaign and at the voting booth.