POOF calls for Ford government to equalize ODSP and OW funding with CERB

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Ontario citizens on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works welfare program are struggling to survive. Their exemption from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, or CERB has pushed them toward extreme poverty, placing them at a high risk of homelessness due to insufficient ODSP and OW […]

From Black Lives Matter to violent political theatre: how did we get here?

For the past two months, Portland, Ore., has been a site of civil unrest as altercations between federal troops and protesters escalated to a storm of teargas, rubber bullets, fireworks and flash grenades. Protests allegedly started on a peaceful note with thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters comprised of health workers, military veterans, off-duty lawyers, […]