STAND TOGETHER AND YOU’LL WIN. That’s the age old union story. And it’s true. It happened again in early April for 20 workers in a women’s shelter in Napanee, Ontario. They won their strike. Got a decent settlement. Good for them. But nothing very important beyond that. Except for the fact that what they did together reminds us where our true strengths and all our collective hopes lie.


DOUG FORD HAS DARED to touch the third rail. He has dared to mess with health care in Ontario. It should hurt, even kill, his bid to be reelected premier in June. But it won’t. Not unless enough people know he’s done it. Many are determined to make sure all Ontario knows


REAL DEMOCRACY IS A PROBLEM for city officials in Halifax. It’s messing with their plans to evict homeless people from a “People’s Park” encampment in a city park. Volunteer activists flatly rejected a request from the city to collaborate in city efforts to dismantle the encampment. Democracy made them do it.


THEY DIDN’T BUDGE. The three women on Cooper Street in Ottawa stood their ground. It was their street. They stared down the driver in the big rig. Marika Morris stood in the middle of the street to block his way. She gave him a thumbs down every time he blasted his big rig horn. It didn’t frighten the three of them off.