February 19, 2015

A local professor and well-known social justice advocate has defected from the New Democratic Party and joined the Green Party in a bid to win a seat in the next federal election.

Richard Walsh, a professor of psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1986, decided...

February 16, 2015

AAP members joined the Feb. 15th action in Toronto: This Family Day, Ontario families deserve a raise! Rally for a $14 minimum wage to lift working families out of poverty.  Organized by the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the O...

February 11, 2015

Presentation to Region of Waterloo Budget Hearing [11/2/15]

by Richard Walsh, Alliance Against Poverty [rwalsh@wlu.ca]

 I’m sure, councillors, you would all agree that with the collapse of Out of the Cold programs the need for more social supports for the homeless remain...

February 11, 2015

Good evening and thank you for having me here to speak to you about the Region of Waterloo’s growing living wage movement.

I’m confident that many of you are familiar with the concept, but for those who aren’t a living wage is the basic hourly wage required for someone...

February 11, 2015

Transit accessibility and affordability are essential for a healthy community, and the Region's commitment to healthier transit options for our present and future population is very important. However, while we realize that sensible transit costs a lot of money, GRT's...

February 10, 2015

Please sign our petition to Reinstate Route 18 or provide transit access to the House of Friendship on Guelph St.:


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