Category: Justice & Politics

Do we need more diveristy in City Hall?

In May, we published a story on that fact that there are no elected visible minorities on City Council. None. Nada. Zilch. It’s a shame, really. We do not endorse any candidates. We just want to hear the story of...

/ October 15, 2014

Hamilton takes action for missing and murdered aboriginal women

“Enough is enough. Bring our women home,” said Mark Bergquist while tending to a sacred fire burning in honour of the near 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. The fire was lit by the Hamilton Men’s Healing Circle...

/ October 6, 2014

Finding a Way Out

Beh Paw and Mar Ku stand with their five children: Moo Lah Hay (6), Ray Bay (11), Robby (7), Paul Lu (13), and David (8 months). By Michelle Both We’ve seen the photos from refugee camps around the world: the...

/ September 25, 2014

Why are we marching? Taking Back the Night

To celebrate the strength of women. To declare that sexual violence affects us all. To remind ourselves that we are not alone. To inspire a community to change. The reasons hundreds of women gather at City Hall each year for...

/ September 19, 2014

Stand Up to Street Harassment

Let’s get this straight. Harassment is never okay. Yet, 70 – 99% of women globally have experienced it. So, what do you do if it happens? There’s no right or wrong way to respond when you are being harassed. SACHA,...

/ September 16, 2014

How refugee health cuts were reversed

By Maria Geleynse The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that the government’s 2012 cuts to refugee healthcare through the Interim Federal Health Program are unconstitutional and should be reversed. In her official decision, Federal Court Justice Anne Mactavish said...

/ September 11, 2014