Opinion Columns

Food banks do not address issue of inadequate income

Food banks do not address issue of inadequate income

By Elaine Power Special to the Advocate This year, 2021, marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s first food… Continue reading “Food banks do not address issue of inadequate income”

Benns’ Belief: Political confessions

Benns’ Belief: Political confessions

I grew up in a family that voted Conservative, if they voted at all, because that’s how my grandparents had… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Political confessions”

Affordable housing in Fenelon a priority but compromise is possible

Imagine that you live in Fenelon Falls and have a child with an intellectual disability. As your child becomes an… Continue reading “Affordable housing in Fenelon a priority but compromise is possible”

COVID-19 isn’t a pandemic — it’s a syndemic with social origins

By Dr. Helen Scott As we approach 2.5 million deaths globally from COVID-19 as I write this, we must begin… Continue reading “COVID-19 isn’t a pandemic — it’s a syndemic with social origins”

Benns’ Belief: A Poverty of Time

Last month I watched the fantastic BBC eight-part series of Les Misérables on CBC Gem. The miniseries is not based… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: A Poverty of Time”

Labour

Benns’ Belief: Labour’s fight is our fight

The full-time factory job that paid you a living wage in the early 1980s is a relic now. A person… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Labour’s fight is our fight”