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Update re Ontario Basic Income Consultations

There was a high level of support expressed for the upcoming 3-year pilot project. The names of participating communities will be announced this spring. The following link provides a good overview of the project and lists other countries already implementing it. There is also a link to a good 2-minute video explaining the concept.

https://news.ontario.ca/mcss/en/2017/03/ontario-releases-basic-income-consultation-feedback.html

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Green News!

Photo Marie-Claire Dugas

During the past three years, personnel at the Mother House have been taking specific steps towards Greening. The Congrégation de Notre-Dame Mother House is now a member of the Green Church Network. http://www.eglisesvertes.ca/enregistrees/par-categories/monasteres-verts/267-cnd-maison-mere

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“The Right To Be Cold”

“The Right To Be Cold” by Sheila Watt-Cloutier will be featured in “The Canada Reads” competition March 27-30 on CBC radio. It is the personal story of one woman’s efforts to save her Arctic culture, the Arctic itself and the Planet. She has many outstanding accomplishments especially being nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded the Aboriginal Achievement Award and the UN Champion of the Earth Award. Her personal story is a story about climate change and how shifting environmental conditions affected her and her Inuit people’s history. But it goes farther than that when she describes the great disconnect that has developed between our communities, our economies and our environment. She says “we Inuit are the ground-truthers of climate change; we are on the front lines of cataclysmic environmental shifts that are affecting the world, and we have observed and confirmed these changes in the Arctic for decades.” She goes on to say: “If we cannot save the frozen Arctic, how can we expect to save the rest of the planet?” 

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