Social Justice

Issues related to social injustices within the community

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No surprise more people are interested in joining unions these day, says professor

Prof. Stephanie Ross

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It is as if you want to give your head a shake. In the middle of the pandemic, more people wanted to join a union. In fact, the number of those wanting to join a union peaked when the pandemic-related job losses were at their highest. My guest is not surprised. She would argue there are lots of people who want to join unions. Continue Reading →

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Green Wood Coalition seeks people for conversations about pressing issues post-pandemic

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What do you think? That is an excellent question. But not everyone is interested in the answer. Unless you are my guests this week. They care a lot about what people are thinking about these days. Continue Reading →

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Coalition for social justice seeks equity, fairness, and tolerance in Northumberland, says organizers

Northumberland Coalition for Social Justice

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Before Canada Day, the Northumberland Coalition for Social Justice sent out a press release calling on residents to alter their plans. Instead of fireworks and celebrations, it suggested people spend time educating themselves about the history of Indigenous people. This was in the shadow of the recent discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves on the grounds of residential schools at locations across Canada. In this interview, Kim McArthur-Jackson and Derek Blackadder, the two co-chairs of the coalition, will talk about how the efforts went on Canada Day. You will also learn about the organization and how it was formed in 2018 to address systemic injustice and inequity in the county. Continue Reading →

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Activists bring attention to Port Hope statue and Indigenous issues while council seeks report

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On Canada Day, a group of Port Hope residents gathered at the foot of the statue of Lt. Col. Arthur Williams in front of the town hall to hold an event. People were invited to sign letters, donate money and engage in conversations about the residential school system. The organizers wanted to create an opportunity for the community to take action in the face of the tragic revelations of the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves of Indigenous children over the past few weeks. The future of the statue is currently under review. Continue Reading →

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Activists bring attention to Port Hope statue and Indigenous issues while council seeks report

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On Canada Day, a group of Port Hope residents gathered at the foot of the statue of Lt. Col. Arthur Williams in front of the town hall to hold an event. People were invited to sign letters, donate money and engage in conversations about the residential school system. The organizers wanted to create an opportunity for the community to take action in the face of the tragic revelations of the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves of Indigenous children over the past few weeks. The future of the statue is currently under review. Continue Reading →

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Anxiety, depression and isolation hits Northumberland queer community harder, says group leader

Pride Month Ashley O'Neil

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I got thinking as I was organizing this show. Isn’t it strange how the Canadian government made June National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month at the same time? These are two of the most marginalized groups in the country. Both fight for recognition by mainstream society. Both face bias, scorn, prejudice, and unimaginable barriers. Continue Reading →

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Help and Legal Centre wants you to get to know them better because you may need them one day

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Your landlord serves you notice. You are must move out. The reason is not totally clear. The apartment is nice but not great. It is also affordable. Continue Reading →

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Northumberland labour leader addresses impact of pandemic on local workers

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There are lots of people and politicians who are quick to express their gratitude to essential workers. The nurses, doctors, grocery store staff, truckers, and some others quickly come to mind. But the cleaning staff, the line workers, those in distribution centres or the roofers, electricians, plumbers, daycare staff, and other workers don’t seem to get the same spotlight. In this interview with Dan Tobin, president of the Northumberland and District Labour Council, you will hear the concerns of those who represent working people. It is not just a debate about paid sick days. Continue Reading →

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Union leader shares hardships facing workers during pandemic on Day of Mourning

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Going to work can be deadly. Earlier this week, Canadians took a moment of silence to remember people who died or were injured on the job. It is called the Day of Mourning. What makes this year’s commemoration more significant is the number of workers who have died or become sick from COVID-19. As these deaths appear to most of us as figures in daily reports, the stories behind them are chilling. Continue Reading →

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Coldest Night of the Year goes virtual for 2021, but the message about those in need remains the same

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NOTE: After this interview was complete, the organizers announced the entire event will be virtual due to a province-wide lockdown. We have all had times when we were outside in the bone-chilling cold. You know what I am talking about. Your cheeks start to hurt a bit. The tips of your fingers start to feel numb. Continue Reading →

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