#Ontario scraps Special Diet Allowance to further #Medicalize people in #Poverty

Poverty advocates decry loss of diet allowance Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Ontario is scrapping the Special Diet Allowance that helps people on social assistance pay extra food costs related to specific medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Confirming the pre-budget fears of anti-poverty advocates, the Liberal government cited last fall’s provincial … Continue reading #Ontario scraps Special Diet Allowance to further #Medicalize people in #Poverty

#Olympic #homeless pavilion feels contrived and dumbed down

By Miro Cernetig, Vancouver SunFebruary 1, 2010 It doesn't take long to get that nagging feeling something's wrong inside the Olympics' homeless pavilion -- a.k.a. the Downside Eastside Connect, a provincial kiosk that opens today to purportedly show the world the facts of life in our downtown ghetto. Perhaps it's that staged, glossy photo at … Continue reading #Olympic #homeless pavilion feels contrived and dumbed down