By Nick Falvo affordable housing, disabled people, homeless, housing, housing affordability, low income, rental costs, Rental Housing Supplement, rental rates, Saskatchewan, social assistance, vulnerable people
In the recent Saskatchewan budget, the Moe government made the surprise announcement that it would slowly phase out a rental housing assistance program known as the Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement. Given current rental housing market realities, the government ought to have done the complete opposite and expanded the program. That’s because high vacancy rates create […]
By Ryan Meili and Mahli Brindamour climate change, forest fires, public healthcare, Saskatchewan
A young child arrives at the hospital emergency room in respiratory distress, his asthma worsened by smoke exposure. An elder has uncontrolled blood pressure because there wasn’t time to get her medications when the evacuation orders came through.
By AIDS, British-Colombia, Canada, HIV, Podcasts, Saskatchewan
Over the last few years, Saskatchewan has experienced alarming spikes in the number of HIV cases.
By Julio Montaner and Ryan Meili AIDS, Canadian health care, Canadian healthcare system, education, epidemic, HIV, Saskatchewan
Canadians are rightly proud of the universal coverage provided by our national health care system. Sadly, there are gaps in access with very grave consequences. In regions across the country, care and treatment is failing to reach those living with HIV.