Tag: poverty

This column originally appeared in the Halifax Examiner April 16, 2018. Halifax’s United Way has done it again. Traditionally, the do-good organization has been best known for turning your $5.4 million in yearly giving into a gamut of good grants to an alphabet soup of good-doing local organizations — from the Adsum Association for Women & […]

Really? Last week, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a progressive think tank, published a meticulously detailed, 62-page, 72-footnote report commissioned by Halifax’s United Way. Its purpose: to determine how much it takes for someone in Halifax to be “Working for a Living, Not Living to Work.” Which is when the small business hit the […]