All in Social Justice

Baby it's PC Madness Outside

banning Baby It’s Cold Outside by all these broadcasters is extreme hypocrisy, given what they are OK with. Not that I want to see any of it banned, I would not support that. I just want to make the point that their decision in this case is Political Correctness gone berserk.

Let's see how the new Higgs government measures up on the compassion front

The problem is considerable. For a start, there’s hardly any affordable housing. Rents have risen steadily while welfare rates haven’t moved in years. Add to that the complex issues those who are living rough are dealing with. Almost all have mental health challenges, often combined with serious addictions. As Faith McFarland of the Community Action Group on Homelessness so matter-of-factly states, crystal meth is a monster. And it is a monster combined with everything else requires professional intervention. This isn’t a job for volunteer ladies from our local churches, regardless of how well-intentioned they may be.

Fredericton City Hall Drops the Ball on Housing First

to have a report for nearly a year, and then to come back and say the city shouldn’t do this because it is something the volunteers should do, or this needs to be studied further, or this should go to such and such a committee, is, not to put too fine a point on it, lame, and not consistent with a city that prides itself on being progressive and getting things done.

A Good Step Forward for Greener Village, but We're Not There Yet

the naming of a community-based board is a very good thing. It’s the start of returning Greener Village’s reputation to what it was before the church intervened. But what’s needed now are answers to these basic questions, so those directly involved in the facility as well as the greater Fredericton community can be assured the church won’t intervene again the next time something doesn’t strike their fancy.