This is a very eye-opening story. I spoke with Jim Bender of Woodstock, Ontario who admits he sold marijuana because his family is financially strapped and he is caring for his 18 year old son Jayden who is severely autistic.
When Jayden turned 18, the family stopped receiving about $1,500 from the Ontario government. That left Bender feeling desperate and he felt he had no other way to earn more money than to sell marijuana.
That ended when he was caught and now faces charges. He may or may not go to jail.
And while some will say that he deserves jail time, I disagree. Because if you put Bender behind bars, then you'll have to incarcerate the politicians and bureaucrats who have yet to figure out that families in these situations are terribly desperate and will do what they can think of to support their family.
The way many ...
Even as the hearings into the Charter of Values continue to unfold, there are many among us who want to know why we're even talking about this issue.
Well, we are talking because Bill 60 is so divisive.
But Montreal filmmaker Ari Grunzeweig has taken it upon himself to produce a video that shows health-care workers, wearing religious symbols, doing what they're supposed to do; helping people.
Hopefully, the message will be heard.
Credit: Ari Grunzeweig
A blog written by Maxwell Turner, a philosophy student at Concordia University, has hit a nerve for very good reason.
It's called "Montreal Sucks And Everyone Knows It". Turner points out many of the city's faults, such as the infrastructure, the economy and the politics.
Listen to what he told me and see if you agree:
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A lot of people talk about the issue of homelessness but are enough people doing anything about it? Montreal nurse Heidi Yane did something and then some.
Yane came across a homeless man and his dog downtown yesterday. She drove home to the West Island to get him gloves and a hat and drove back downtown to find him, which she did and also bought him a blanket.
There's more. Yane now wants to get a shelter built for homeless people and their pets. Isn't that something else?
If you want to help out in any way, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.