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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Time to Talk about a Maximum Wage

By Joe Byrne / May 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Time to Talk about a Maximum Wage

Several years ago I listened to an interview on CBC radio with a Buddhist monk from Bhutan. He made an amusing and accurate statement linking happiness and excess. To paraphrase his comment he said, ‘Everything in moderation except moderation, which should be done to excess.’ The point of excess is a good one and we…

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