Why don’t they just Leave?

I recently read an insightful article from the Toronto Star Attawapiskat: What don’t they just leave?. It really brings home why it’s not so easy to wave a magic wand and relocate nearly 2000 people. This is their land and home. To many other Canadians, it seems like a wasteland…but if you only know this … Continue reading

Shannen’s Dream

In my inbox today, I received an email from the interim leader of the NDP. In summary, the House of Commons has voted to ensure First Nation communities will receive the same funding for schooling as other non-Native communities. The discrepancies I noticed while working in the James Bay area were glaring. I asked a … Continue reading

No Soup for You (ODSPers)

In the 2010 budget cuts, the McGuinty government slashed the Special Diet program to those on Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). It recently came into effect this April, to the dismay of many outraged poverty activists and healthcare professionals. The new Special Diet forms are difficult to comprehend to the layperson, … Continue reading

Democracy; Don’t Take it for Granted

Were you recently disappointed in the voter turn of for the Ontario provincial election? Only 49% of eligible voters decided to make their voices heard. In other parts of the world, women are still fighting for their right to vote. Can you believe this apathy? I’m appalled. While as a nurse, I am largely paid … Continue reading