VANCOUVER COULD USE A LITTLE JIMMY McMILLAN. Jimmy ran for mayor of New York City in 2005 and 2009 as the founder and leader of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. He didn’t win, but the passion and outrage of his message then captures the way most renters in Vancouver feel now.
THE OLD MAN WAS HURTING, HUNGRY AND MAROONED IN THE ER. No one wanted it that way. But that’s how it often is at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS. That’s why three ER doctors at the hospital are set to walk away.
FOOD BANKS DON’T WORK; MONEY DOES. Yet we cling to the belief that food banks are a good way to end hunger. They aren’t. Hunger is a symptom of poverty. And no one even pretends food banks can eliminate poverty.