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Montreal Simon: The Redneck Con Larry Miller Disgraces Himself Again

The next time you hear Rona Ambrose call her zombie party the new/nouveau Cons, send her a message with just two words in it: Larry Miller.Because O'l Larry is still there, he couldn't be more Reform or more redneck.He's still the &quo… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Redneck Con Larry Miller Disgraces Himself Again

Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Leona Aglukkaq and the Hungry North

We all know that Leona Aglukkaq is a shameless climate change denier and the worst Environment Minister in Canadian history.We know that she is one of the most aggressive hecklers in the House of Commons, or one of its worst bullies.Well now she's at it again. Denying that some people in a northern community . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Leona Aglukkaq and the Hungry North

Bill Longstaff: Why is Purolator tackling hunger?

I confess that one of my minor pleasures is watching CFL games on TSN. Among the endless game interruptions is an ad/public service announcement in which genial Chris Schultz, member of the TSN football panel, hosts a presentation about the Purolator Tackle Hunger program. According to its website Purolator, the parcel delivery company, uses the . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Why is Purolator tackling hunger?

Things Are Good: Save the Oceans!

What’s a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world’s oceans might just help to feed the planet’s billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Save the Oceans!

LeDaro: Hungry? Have a bowl of fresh worms/bugs or cook them and then enjoy

“A team of students from McGill University has proposed insect-infused flour as a possible solution to the global food crisis.”

Looks delicious. Dig in.:)

 

Bill Longstaff: Will India defeat malnutrition?

India has a lot of a lot of things, including hungry people. It has the world’s second largest population and the world’s second highest percentage of malnourished children.

It also has the world’s largest food distribution system. Unfortunately the system has been largely ineffective, riddled as it is with incompetence and corruption. Now the ruling . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Will India defeat malnutrition?

The Canadian Progressive: Hungry in Canada: One-in-Five Skip Meals to Help Make Ends Meet

By: Food Banks Canada | Press Release: TORONTO, May 6, 2013 – Today, food banks across the country are asking Canadians to join the Hunger Awareness Week movement from May 6-10, 2013, to raise awareness about the solvable issue of Hunger in Canada. Hunger hits much closer to home than many Canadians realize. In fact, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Hungry in Canada: One-in-Five Skip Meals to Help Make Ends Meet

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Hunger count 2011

Every March Food Banks Canada surveys it’s members compiling comprehensive data on hunger and food bank use across Canada. Hunger Count 2011 was released yesterday and as always the numbers are staggering. In March 2011 the number of people who used a food bank in this country was 851,014 virtually unchanged from last year but still up 26% from 2008. More than 93,000 Canadians turned to a food . . . → Read More: Hunger count 2011

RedBedHead: Child Obesity: Abuse Or Moral Panic

A number of articles were sent my way today about the phenomenon in the USA and Scotland – and probably in Canada – of charging parents with child abuse if they “allow” their children to become obese. I’ve discussed in previous posts here, here and her… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Child Obesity: Abuse Or Moral Panic

Should We Just Up And Close Food Banks ?

That’s what Elaine Power, an associate professor at Queen’s and some one who has spent more than a decade researching hunger and volunteering at food banks, recommended in her column that appeared in Monday’s Globe and she is not alone in that belief… . . . → Read More: Should We Just Up And Close Food Banks ?

Poverty on the rise in Harper’s Canada

New data released by StatsCan shows the national rate for low income earners rose in 2009, for the second straight year, up from 9.2 to 9.6 %. To put that number in context, roughly 3.2 million Canadians,with more 630,000 of those being children, liv… . . . → Read More: Poverty on the rise in Harper’s Canada

A Housing Benefit for Ontario: An Affordable Plan To Help Alleviate Hunger and Homelessness

Anyone who has read this blog knows that the issues of poverty,hunger and homelessness are of particular interest to me, so when I come across a plan to help alleviate these scourges my ears perk up.A plan supported by industry and community groups ali… . . . → Read More: A Housing Benefit for Ontario: An Affordable Plan To Help Alleviate Hunger and Homelessness

So How’s That Neo-Liberalism Thing Workin’ Out For Ya ?

For the past 30 years or so in Canada we have seen a steady succession of neo-liberal governments, each telling Canadians that we have to tighten our belts while cutting taxes and regulation on corporations. Well the evidence is in and we now know what… . . . → Read More: So How’s That Neo-Liberalism Thing Workin’ Out For Ya ?

How to Eliminate Homelessness And Save Money In The Process

It is very difficult to get accurate statistics regarding the number of homeless in this country, they vary greatly depending on the source, so I have split the difference for any of the asterisked numbers cited in this post. While certainly not ideal,… . . . → Read More: How to Eliminate Homelessness And Save Money In The Process

Slaying that monster called Hunger

At the risk of sounding redundant here is yet another post on hunger. Hunger in Canada is a huge and growing problem,sadly it is also one that is being all but ignored.More than 750,000 Canadians use food banks every month in this country. Hunger isn’t… . . . → Read More: Slaying that monster called Hunger