Opinion Columns

International Day of the Midwife: Delivering 24,000 babies a year in Ontario

International Day of the Midwife: 24,000 babies a year in Ontario delivered by midwife

Happy International Day of the Midwife this coming May 5!  Not that long ago, only a few generations, most babies… Continue reading “International Day of the Midwife: 24,000 babies a year in Ontario delivered by midwife”

Time to get moving on active transportation

“With an aging population, increasing health care costs and an inactive population, the City of Kawartha Lakes needs to invest… Continue reading “Time to get moving on active transportation”

Collaborative Law: A cost effective alternative to court

Collaborative Law is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process used to resolve Family Law Matters without going to court. Couples… Continue reading “Collaborative Law: A cost effective alternative to court”

Silence from MPP Laurie Scott deafening for those losing their basic income

On March 25, nearly 2,000 people in Lindsay lost their basic income cheques due to a broken promise of the… Continue reading “Silence from MPP Laurie Scott deafening for those losing their basic income”

Unpaid work is still work: Why is labour outside the home supposedly more valuable?

Unpaid work is still work: Why is labour outside the home supposedly more valuable?

I remember wondering why my mother felt so strongly about it. Every year we brought home the same information sheet… Continue reading “Unpaid work is still work: Why is labour outside the home supposedly more valuable?”

‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?’ a provocative look at ‘economic man’

Katrine Marçal blows the whistle on the founding father of our economic system, Adam Smith, in Who Cooked Adam Smith’s… Continue reading “‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?’ a provocative look at ‘economic man’”

Benns’ Belief: The absurdity of equating jobs with work

Twelve issues ago I launched The Lindsay Advocate as a monthly magazine (and online publication) that would focus on the… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: The absurdity of equating jobs with work”