Tim spoke with Justin Ling, Canadian features editor at VICE News, a couple of weeks ago while he was visiting Toronto. Justin was part of the team that looked at the water crisis in Indigenous communities around Canada.
“The more we looked into it, the more we realized this is not just a matter of throwing money at the problem. This is a … structural bureaucratic mess, it’s a problem of underfunding, it’s a problem of bad training, it’s an attitude problem.”
It’s a fitting conversation for Right to Know Day, which happens during, you guessed it, Right to Know Week.
Plus, Tim and Terra discuss media coverage around the opening of the Ikea store, Rogers acquiring the naming rights for the outdoor plaza at Nova Centre, land titles for African-Nova Scotians and Sidney Crosby going to the White House.
And make sure to check out the excellent work of Erin Moore and her students at the NSCC. Their website, Untitled, lays out the problem of why many African-Nova Scotians don’t own the land they’ve lived on for generations.