Senator Nancy Hartling has deep roots in frontline work for social change. In this conversation, we hear how even as a child she was seeking to understand the experiences of others and wanting fairness for all. She offers us a short primer on the role and function of the Canadian Senate. Then she and Laura discuss Guaranteed Livable Income and why this idea is an important conversation for Canada today. Senator Hartling is a member of the United Church and is a living example of how faith, and hope, and political life can be well integrated.
Nancy J. Hartling was appointed to the Senate as an independent Senator for New Brunswick in November 2016. With a career focused on families and social issues, she is well versed on mental health, poverty, violence against women, and affordable housing. She has advocated extensively for socio-economic issues facing families, particularly single parents and their children. Senator Hartling is a dedicated proponent of social justice and human rights and is an advocate for issues relating to mental health, diabetes, and Basic Income.
As the movement for a Guaranteed Livable Income continues to grow among the people of The United Church of Canada, an emerging Guaranteed Livable Income network is seeking individuals to come forward to help grow the effort further as they plan actions in 2021! The network's co-chairs area Barry Morris and former Moderator and retired Senator, the Very Reverend, the Honorable Dr. Lois Wilson. In the eastern Regional Councils, this work of this network is supported by another former Moderator, the Very Reverend Dr. Marion Pardy. Please contact Lori Neale at [email protected] for more details, and to join the network.
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