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A New ODSP

In the beginning, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) was meant to bring people with disabilities into society. That was the goal: inclusion. Somewhere along the way, ODSP became a means to push people with disabilities into society by getting them off ODSP (and the government financial assistance and/or humanitarian subsidies). That become the goal: save … Read more

Let’s Do This

I say we go for it. We’re already in unprecedented territory. So let’s go all in. Make those radical changes. NDP & Green & Liberal & Bloc (if possible) band together: UBI, more subsidies for green energy & new technologies/medicines (diversify like mad, really make Canada the hub of innovations), less subsidies for oil, end … Read more

Get Loud with Love

Love is a quiet thing. Goodness is quiet. We don’t shout out, “I’m holding the door open for this folks.” We don’t proclaim to an entire shopping centre “We’re holding hands now.” There are no yells echoing in streets or homes that “I’m hugging you now.” Yet, these things are happening. One of the remarkable … Read more

Roads Diverging

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I– I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference.” -The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Right now, we are at a crossroads. Our future obviously lies ahead. The world we imagine we want is the destination and the path decides when and if … Read more

Raised Wages, Raised Ire

I have read the arguments and opinions, the reactions, the debates, and more articles on the subject than I thought anyone could write, and here’s my completely biased thoughts on this minimum wage hike: It is “too much, too soon” but it’s needed and not as dire as people make it out to be. The … Read more