By Suzanne Hindmarch and Michael Orsini AIDS, criminal law, HIV, HIV non-disclosure, HIV transmission, Indigenous people, needles, red ribbon, Social inequity, vulnerable
On World AIDS Day, we are seeing red. The red ribbon has long been a potent symbol of HIV/AIDS activism, signifying anger at the bureaucratic red tape that, in the 1980s, delayed release of life-saving treatments to people living with HIV/AIDS. Treatment access and effectiveness have since improved for some living with HIV/AIDS (at least […]
By John Millar austerity, Canadian poverty, homelessness, Social inequity, social programs, Why our governments need to address poverty now
Canadians might be surprised to learn that 86 families now hold more wealth than the poorest 11.4 million Canadians. Is this a Canada to be proud of? Hardly. According to many studies, the Canadian poverty rate remains high.