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August 25, 2004 Ottawa

From the Lower End of Ottawa's Carrot Patch

Homeless Action Strike, other news

August 25, 2004 Ottawa

Planned Detox Closure Endangers Staff, Clients

Thirty year old Detox unit is the only one in Ottawa

August 25, 2004 Ottawa

Small Victory for the Poor and Homeless

Under pressure, mayor agrees to meet protesters

August 25, 2004 Ottawa

Canoeing trip ends in disaster

26-year-old homeless man drowned

July 21, 2004 Ottawa

From the Lower End of Ottawa's Carrot Patch

The Ottawa edition of the Dominion, which is distributed by the poor and homeless, has been very well received by police, city officials, and the Sparks Street and Byward Market authorities, as well as by the media and the general public.

July 21, 2004 Ottawa

Raise the Rates: Demonstrators

On June 11, a crowd of approximately 50 welfare recipients, disability pensioners, homeless people, and concerned citizens from all walks of life (some in wheel chairs) gathered underneath the Terry Fox bridge in Ottawa for the "Raise the Rates" protest.

April 7, 2004 Ottawa

Ottawa's Homeless Fight Back

scharfbeltmore_fp.jpgThe number of homeless in Ontario is on the rise. So is the enforcement of the Safe Streets Act, which bans panhandling, and various other legislation designed to keep people off the streets.

- by John Dunn -

April 7, 2004 Ottawa

On the Need for a Street Newspaper in Ottawa

During a protest that I conducted on Rideau Street in the summer of 2002, I noticed some very disturbing things about the homeless population. The vast majority were youth, and almost all the long time street people that I had met over the years were nowhere to be seen. And despite the massive cuts to the welfare system, I noticed that the number of homeless persons had remained constant. This did not make any sense. I knew by experience that the vast majority of people who were cut off welfare would not have been capable of going to work because of the major barriers to employment.

- by Jane Scharf -

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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