This episode features a conversation with Kristin Crane, director of Social Research & Planning for United Way Perth Huron, about the living wage, which leapt over $3 from $17. 55 to $20.70 when the most recent calculation was announced in November 2022. The numbers used in this discussion are from the area in which this podcast is produced: Perth and Huron County.
Woodstein Media Podcast Episode 14: Garth Mullins talks overdose crisis, safe drug supply, defunding the police, starting drug activist groups, and more
On episode 14, Garth Mullins, host of the award-winning Crackdown podcast, drew on his experience as a drug user and activist to discuss harm reduction and the overdose crisis, the challenge of distributing a safe unadulterated drug supply, defunding the police, the positives and negatives of British Columbia’s decriminalization pilot, starting a grassroots drug user activist group, and his new band Low Dead Space.
Woodstein Media Podcast Episode Nine: Sam Tecle discusses what the call to Defund the Police means
This episode features a conversation with Sam Tecle about what is meant by the call to defund the police. Tecle works with Success Beyond Limits, a collaborative, youth-led, community-based movement providing youth with holistic support to complete their education and experience success in their lives and Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty, a resident-led grassroots coalition of community residents, activists, workers, organizations working to eliminate poverty. He is also an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Toronto Metropolitan University. His research and scholarly work span the areas of Black and Diaspora Studies, Urban Studies, and Sociology of Education.
Debate digs into criminal justice system, senior care, Pride funding, strategic voting
On May 26, over 50 organizations collaborated to host a provincial debate on issues facing the 2SLGBTQI+ community and other marginalized groups of Ontarians. Four parties thought the event was worthy of acknowledgement and participation. The Ontario Party, the New Blue Party and the Progressive Conservative Party chose not to participate in a discussion of the needs of equity-seeking communities.
This is the second of two articles covering the debate. The election is on June 2, and Woodstein Media intends to help people make informed choices at the polls.
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps: the perpetual Woodstein Media contest
This is Woodstein Media’s first and likely only contest. There will be no others until someone succeeds at this task.
The contest is simple, at least according to the more conservative segment of society. All you have to do is pull yourself up by your bootstraps to win.
Debate digs into mental health, education and hate affecting marginalized Ontarians
On May 26, over 30 organizations collaborated as Queer Vote Ontario to host a provincial debate on issues facing the 2SLGBTQI+ community and other marginalized groups of Ontarians. The None of the Above Party, NDP, Green Party and Liberals thought the event was worthy of acknowledgement and participation.
The Ontario Party, the New Blue Party and the Progressive Conservative Party chose not to participate in a discussion of the needs of equity-seeking communities.
This is the first of two articles covering the debate. The election is on June 2. Woodstein Media intends to help people make informed choices at the polls.
Queer Vote Ontario debate promotes discussion of issues facing marginalized communities
Issues facing the Queer, equity-deserving and marginalized communities in the Ontario election will be the focus of a debate being hosted on May 26.
Updated the list of participants as of May 24 at 5:30 pm.
The following candidates are participating: Green Party of Ontario candidate for Nippising, Sean McClocklin, Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Willowdale, Paul Saguil, NDP candidate for Toronto Centre, Kristyn Wong-Tam, and None of the Above Party candidate for Mississauga-Streetsville Greg Vezina.
Ag-based debate allows Perth-Wellington candidates to dip lightly into housing, education and healthcare
The Perth County Federation of Agriculture and the Listowel Agriculture Society cohosted a Perth-Wellington All-Candidates Meeting on May 17. This article is based on the questions that reached beyond the agriculture theme and does not include information based on conspiracy theories, misinformation or disinformation. Woodstein Media already spoke with five of the seven candidates, and you can read those conversations by clicking the links embedded in this article.
Faith in access to safe abortion services, drugs and LGBTQ2S+ friendly healthcare
Access to abortion, clean drugs, supervised consumption sites, and LGBTQ2S+ friendly healthcare should be welcome in our neighbourhoods. Find out how far you need to travel for these lifesaving services.
Meet Perth-Wellington candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party, Ashley Fox
The campaign has kicked off for the 2022 provincial elections in Ontario, and Woodstein Media is speaking with candidates in its home riding of Perth-Wellington. This time, Ontario Liberal Party candidate Ashley Fox answers the questions.