Safety Insights, Data Privacy, and Spatial Justice

I am a supporter of OpenMedia which is “a community-driven organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free”. This morning, I filled out the OpenMedia Privacy Act Survey which has been adapted from the Canadian Department of Justice’s 50-Question Survey (open until February 14th). Here are some questions that it asks: 5. …

Weeknote 3, 2021

§1 Three days ago, The Toronto Star proved that the Ford government significantly watered down the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for schools while the government repeatedly assured Ontarians that they were following the best medical advice. In doing so, not only did they endanger the lives of the educators of Ontario, some would argue …

Weeknote Dec 1 – 7 2020

§1 I was planning to write a long complaint of stories tied together with a common theme of ‘the Ford government is outsourcing the pandemic response” including the story of how the government hired the McKinsey “Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses” Consulting Group. But instead, I think everyone would be better served …

On the invisibility of carework

If my Facebook feed is any reflection of our city’s concerns at large (which is admittedly debatable), among the posts telling us to shop local and asking why are large chains allowed to be open when mom-and-pop shops must be closed, there is a distinct absence of stories about our dire need to improve the …

Weeknote Nov.10-16 2020

Last Monday, Council voted 6-4 in favour of the Mayor’s motion to support the location of the future hospital. During said meeting, the CEO of the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation suggested that the only thing holding back receiving $2.3 billion dollars of funding was a unanimous vote at Windsor City Council. So, as someone …