Jason Alward

Opposition Housing Outrage is Perplexing

By Jason Alward / December 22, 2020 /

On December 8, the outrage in the legislature by the official opposition over the missing $9 million unspent dollars on social housing made for some great theatre and political hay. During that sitting, the opposition protested the King government for failing to spend $9.4 million of last year’s allocation towards social housing, in exchange for…

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King’s continuing disconnect

By Jason Alward / December 1, 2020 /

“Can you hear me? How about now? I’ll try restarting…” This conversation has unfortunately become a new normal for many Islanders over the last 8 months. Little did we know that we would be communicating with each other through pixels and wireless signals. The above dialogue and confusion could have been easily avoided before the…

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Organize the New Normal

By Jason Alward / May 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Organize the New Normal

We are living through uncertain times. When people use that phrase these days, you might think they are referring to the current pandemic environment . While COVID-19 does amplify it, the uncertainty I speak of is one of precariousness. Specifically of labour rights. COVID-19 has exposed many of these cracks. It’s laid bare the false…

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