AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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Affordable Housing Isn't Even on the Ontario Election Radar - Why?

Over the past four weeks, pundits, parties and candidates in the Ontario race have talked everything from jobs to transit to past scandals and old grievances. There's one issue, though, that they've been silent on: affordable housing. By ignoring housing, all three major parties have abandoned the primary need of the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Instead, Wynne, Hudak and Horwath have focused on jobs, gridlock and rebuilding Ontario's economy without recognizing that affordable housing is a key part of the solution to each of those problems.
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Dear James Moore, How Is Feeding the Neighbour's Kids a Bad Thing?

When cabinet minister James Moore recently laughed about how it was not his or the government's job to feed his neighbour's children, the country rightly responded with outrage. I have always believed that if we took the well-being of children as our highest value we would begin to make decisions that improve our communities and our planet. We would stop wars (with their devastating effects on children), stop wasting finite resources and start considering long-term effects of our actions including our treatment of the environment.

Debate Rages on in Terwillegar Towne

The saga of the proposed supportive housing complex in Edmonton's suburban Terwillegar Towne continues. On both sides of the issue, Terwillegar Towne residents are really rolling up their sleeves and...

Back to Terwillegar Islande

Once upon a time, there was a magical place called Terwillegar Islande. It was the southernmost island in an archipelago of many different islands. For 10 years, the 6,700 residents of Terwillegar Islande had fashioned an almost Disney-esque lifestyle.