‘Black women we are the core of our family unit. We are the core,’ says Tia Upshaw.
‘We were shocked and disappointed by the degree to which the government has failed to move forward on its commitments,’ said Claire McNeil with the Disability Rights Coalition.
Returning officer Eric Cottreau says this is especially important now in order for people to feel safer in the midst of a global pandemic.
Some voter populations have traditionally had lower participation due to barriers, such as language and cultural considerations or lack of representation in their ridings.
‘Water is the basic necessity for you to live. It’s the lifeblood of Mother Earth,’ said Mi’kmaw artist Garrett Gloade of the initiative to raise funds for Indigenous communities.
The deepening economic crisis has had a blunt impact during the pandemic.
‘We have no idea where we’re going. They just showed up this morning and put a notice on the door,’ said one man who’s been living in a pop-up crisis shelter since February.
“It’s heartbreaking that somebody would do this to two brand new puppies despite them being cute or not. You don’t do that to two animals.”
‘Peace and friendship is the end goal and that takes time, so we’re headed in the right direction.’
“It’s all about responding to the right thing with the right strategy.”
More than ever, people need to be educated about what transpired in Canada’s residential schools, Dalhousie University educator Patti Doyle-Bedwell says.
“It’s essentially removing their housing without any guarantee or potential for having something in the future.”
“Injustices are happening in the local beauty industry.”
‘When you bring a lot of people together who are suffering and who are experiencing a lot of trauma, you don’t know what could manifest.’