Dec 142015
 
Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2016 - Stronger Together

    The Nova Scotia Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives recently published its Nova Scotia Alternative Budget 2016. The following Solidarity Halifax members are among the many contributors to the collective effort: Kyle Buott, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council David Etherington, Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia Larry Haiven, Department of […Read more]




Nov 282015
 
Another City is Possible: Solidarity Halifax presents Evan Coole for District 8 Councillor

Join Evan, Solidarity Halifax, and other members of the Halifax North community on December 5th to hear about our vision for a fair and affordable city. December 5, 3:00pm Halifax North Memorial Branch Library 2285 Gottingen St. All welcome. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Across our community, people are struggling. Our neighbours are choosing […Read more]




Jul 172015
 

On Wednesday, students, workers, and low-income earners came together to fight for a $15 minimum wage. The Fair Wage Coaliton, made up of Solidarity Halifax, ACORN Nova Scotia, the Halifax-Dartmouth District Labor Council, the Canadian Federation of Students, and the Dalhousie Student Union held an information picket early Wednesday morning outside the McDonalds on Quinpool […Read more]




May 212015
 
STATEMENT: Rent Increases and Credit Checks At Metcap Living Precipitating Housing Crisis in Halifax

1. After a review by their head office in Toronto, Metcap Living Property Management has started declining tenants with bad credit scores. This comes after large rent increases; a one bedroom apartment in the notoriously bad Jackson Rd properties now starts at $680 plus power. 2. The Department of Community Services is refusing to provide […Read more]




Apr 142015
 
Workers in Nova Scotia Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage

By Shay Enxuga for Rankandfile.ca Shay is a community organizer and member of Solidarity Halifax. On April 1, minimum wage workers in Nova Scotia got a raise. But unfortunately for Omar Joof, and thousands of other workers, the meagre 20 cent increase still isn’t enough to make ends meet. Sitting in a McDonald’s off Lacewood Drive, […Read more]