At the harbour, outside my hotel
So…I went to Vancouver for a whirlwind business trip. I arrived Wednesday afternoon and left Friday morning. I was working most of the time, but I did have two more-or-less free evenings, so I did what I could to cram Vancouver in.
I hadn’t been there in 30-odd years, and [...]
This question was sent by email from someone who prefers to remain anonymous, so we’ll call her Marigold.
Marigold recently won an overnight stay for two at a local hotel, breakfast included, valued at $160.
Marigold’s sole source of income is ODSP, which is Ontario’s social assistance plan for people with disabilities. It’s more generous than regular [...]
Sixty unionized workers at the Salvation Army Booth Centre went on strike at 3:00 pm today.
The Booth Centre provides emergency shelter and food to homeless men in Ottawa.
PSAC Local 73100 members are demanding a wage increase which would bring them up to parity with their counterparts at the Shepherds of Good Hope and [...]
New York City plans to capture Canada Geese and ship them to Pennsylvania, where they will be killed, cooked and fed to the poor.
NYC says the geese pose a hazard to planes, because they sometimes get caught in engines.
They also say that they couldn’t find any takers in New York, which is why [...]
Not too long ago I blogged about Ontario doctors being investigated for welfare abuse because they were completing paperwork that allowed some of their patients to “fraudulently” claim an additional dietary allowance intended for people with chronic illnesses.
There’s now a movement afoot to impress upon the Ontario government the need to increase the welfare [...]
Here’s a novel use of the Internet. Ottawasteph is “a winner on a losing streak.” She was laid off in July and she and her five cats could be homeless by Christmas unless we help her stave off an impending eviction. She’s 45 years old and has lived in her home for twelve years.