Here and Now: The YGK Community News Podcast
Here and Now: The YGK Community News Podcast
Community News for the Week of October 29th

Labour News

  • Privatization of LCBO and the protests against the proposed plan led by OPSEU 497.
  • The recent tension between the province and the educators in terms of class size.

Election results

  • Major takeaways from the newly elected Liberal MPP Mark Gerretsen’s speech on the night of the election and his promise to work with the City’s Task Force to solve housing crisis

Housing Crisis in Kingston

  • An interview with Doug Yearwood, a member of Katarokwi Union of Tenants on the housing crisis and what Task Force can do

Climate Crisis and the City of Kingston

  • Dianne Saxe’s presentation in the City Council and her major emphases, the pressure on the City to budget its carbon emissions

The theft from Martha’s Table and the immense solidarity to support their charity

  • The charity concert by Kingston Community Concerts and Kingston Community House
  • The fundraiser bowl sale in Martha’s Table

The statement written by the Islamic Society of Kingston to condemn the Synagogue shooting in Halle, Germany

International News

  • 39 People found dead in a truck in Essex, London: refugees and borders
  • Updates on Chilean Uprising
  • Updates on Lebanese Uprising: an interview with Ole Hreiche, a Lebanese MA student in Global DEVS at Queen’s.