• Opinion: Many seniors don’t qualify for extra benefits

    People on assistance need $100 raise now (Oct. 21). With regard to the article about people on assistance needing more money, have you considered what most pensioners receive? We worked at a time when there was no such thing as a pension plan. The story speaks about proper food — many seniors don’t buy healthy […]

  • Rally calls for an increase in welfare and disability benefits

    Jim McLean lives in an apartment that comes equipped with high-efficiency, energy saving light bulbs that cost about $8 a pop. As the bulbs started to burn out and his home became darker, the Ontario Works recipient had to choose carefully how he would spend the last few dollars of his monthly cheque. He chose […]

  • It’s not about charity, it’s about justice

    We need to change the conversation about the haves and the have-nots. “When anyone is hungry while others have too much to eat, when anyone has no shelter while others live in luxury, or when anyone lives in poverty while others enjoy affluence, justice is not present. Where justice is not present, the quality of […]