The pandemic is requiring all of us to make adjustments. Banks have been making huge profits for years and are in a position to make a significant financial contribution to assist this country through COVID- 19. These institutions bring in massive profits on the backs of Canadian workers and they must do better in assisting…

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There is no reasoning for what transpired in Nova Scotia in the morning of April 19. Yesterday we lost 16 innocent people (to date) to a senseless, random act of violence. It goes without saying that all Islanders’ thoughts are with the people directly affected, and all Nova Scotians. The community members involved came from…

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There are many aspects to the beginning of how we emerge from COVID-19. My focus today is on health (briefly) and the economy. Our health professionals, support workers and media personnel have done a terrific job of creating the protocols and getting the message out on social distancing, hand-washing, self-isolating and quarantining.  Our transmission rates…

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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the capacity of our health-care system to respond. The pandemic has brought into full view the inequality and weaknesses on our economic system. Our economic system is based on consumption and our ability to consume (or pay for what we have already consumed). Regrettably a high percentage of people do not…

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