Archive for Social justice & diversity

Conference Board recommends considering a guaranteed income

The Green Party has for many years been promoting a guaranteed annual income (GAI).  It should be more economical than the hodgepodge of existing income support programmes, it will capture people who aren’t served by the current system (such as caregivers for family members who need round-the-clock support), and it addresses the dignity that every Canadian deserves.     Read more »

Durban climate negotiations update

I’ve been following the COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa from right here in Riverdale.  This will be a long, rambling omnibus post on my thoughts and concerns.     Read more »

Global uprisings are all about the end of growth

I’ve been following the “Occupy Toronto” movement that’s powered by youth and hope in a world of corruption and decadence.  I hope that it will prove to be the catalyst for the new ideas we need to take us forward.

This movement is occurring in a context.  Though many of the participants may be unaware of it, there is a fairly obvious underlying reason for the rising levels of anger.     Read more »

From the grandparents

The Toronto-based group For Our Grandchildren has produced this wonderful video:

For Our Grandchildren – Something Must Be Done from Stephen Best on Vimeo.

If the video stutters, click on the HD in the lower-right-hand corner.  Even in “low-def”, it’s quite high-definition.

2011 Sep 20: Tim Whalley to speak at Toronto-Danforth Education Debate

Tuesday, 2011 September 20, 7 pm
Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

(800 Greenwood Ave north of Danforth Ave)

Toronto-Danforth Trustee Cathy Dandy is holding a debate on Education and Tim Whalley, Green Party of Ontario candidate for Toronto-Danforth, will be one of the featured speakers. Come show your support for Tim and for education in Ontario!

Toronto-Danforth candidates at education debate

Thanks, Chris, for these beautiful photos.     Read more »