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John Bonnar's

John Bonnar is an independent journalist covering social justice events in and around Toronto through print, photo, audio, video and slideshows.

You can connect with him on Facebook (John Bonnar) or on Twitter at @johnb98 or on YouTube at johnb98.

Blog - John Bonnar's February 8
John Bonnar | Government funding policies are forcing hospitals to cut nursing jobs to balance their budgets, according to the Ontario Nurses' Association pre-budget submission.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 8
John Bonnar | An organization that represents over 140,000 university students across Ontario on Friday recommended an ambitious agenda of long-term changes.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 3
John Bonnar | NDP candidate Cathy Crowe criticized Elections Ontario for only providing three polling stations in St. Jamestown, one of the most densely populated areas in Canada.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 2
John Bonnar | The cheers cascaded over the parking lot as Gary Barrett made the case for saving the Toronto Grace, one of the last remaining Salvation Army hospitals in the country.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 26
John Bonnar | It was an overcast Saturday afternoon in Dundas Square where 7,000 pro-democracy supporters gathered to ridicule the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue parliament until the beginning of March.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 23
John Bonnar | See photos from today's rally held in Toronto
Blog - John Bonnar's January 22
John Bonnar | In Haiti, the Coalition members have over 600 people on the ground ensuring that donations from Canadians reach those in need immediately in an efficient, effective and coordinated fashion.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 13
John Bonnar | Twenty-five people huddled together for the monthly homeless memorial vigil to remember one death in December. His name was Tony. He was only 42 years old.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 29
John Bonnar | "We're here today so the people of Gaza know that they do not stand alone. And we will not stop until we see justice and peace," Sandra Ruch told the crowd in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 20
John Bonnar | See photos from the rally held Saturday outside the Eaton Centre for CEP Local 2003 workers.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 16
John Bonnar | Almost 100 people braved the cold Tuesday to stand in solidarity with workers as they attempt to negotiate their first collective agreement at Street Health.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 15
John Bonnar | Anti-poverty activists came to City Hall on Saturday to protest the public transit fare hikes due to take effect in January, that will see a single adult fare increase by 25 cents a ride.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 12
John Bonnar | On November 23, Gaetan Heroux announced that he would not be moving from his office at Street Health on December 7. He was fired on December 8.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 10
John Bonnar | A new report by the CFS says rising tuition fees, heavy student debt loads and chronic provincial under funding are major obstacles for those wanting to further their education.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 9
John Bonnar | Taxpayers aren’t getting the best bang for their buck, according to the latest report from the Auditor General of Ontario.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 9
John Bonnar | Decades of social policy by different levels of government in Canada have kept people in poverty, making it nearly impossible to escape a life dependent on welfare, according to a new report.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 9
John Bonnar | A sombre memorial vigil marked by both song and silence commemorated three more homeless deaths in Toronto during the monthly vigil held Tuesday outside the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 7
John Bonnar | Dozens of protesters holding signs demanding freedom for Iranian students and political prisoners marked National Students Day in Iran with a solidarity rally Saturday.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 5
John Bonnar | Ensuring the future of the province’s creative economy will require a serious, well-planned and well-delivered investment in post-secondary education in Ontario, according to a new report.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 4
John Bonnar | Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is under fire from community and labour groups who gathered Wednesday to protest his proposed changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 30
John Bonnar | More than 790,000 Canadians walked into a food bank in March, an increase of 18 per cent over the previous year according to a new report on hunger and food bank use in Canada.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 30
John Bonnar | Every night, thousands of youth across Canada curl up on street corners, park benches, friends' couches or in emergency shelters, according to a new report.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 27
John Bonnar | With Ontarians losing jobs, increasingly reliant on food banks, and swelling social assistance rolls, now is the crucial time to invest in an anti-poverty strategy, a new report said on Tuesday.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 25
John Bonnar | People who have experienced homelessness or inadequate housing are the experts in what is needed in a housing strategy, according to a new report from the Housing Network of Ontario (HNO).
Blog - John Bonnar's November 25
John Bonnar | In early December, Gaetan Heroux is slated to move his administrative office inside the offices of Neighbourhood Link (his employer) at Danforth and Victoria Park Avenue. But Heroux said he won't go.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 22
John Bonnar | Canadians Concerned about Sri Lanka (CCSL) came to the steps of the Sri Lankan Consulate in Toronto Saturday to express their deep concern about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 21
John Bonnar | A few weeks ago, Kumanan Thurairajah and Parvathy Thamboo approached the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) about organizing a union in their workplace. Last week they were fired.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 18
John Bonnar | Fourty nine of Ontario's 53 Children's Aid Societies (CASs) face a budget shortfall of $67 million this year, representing up to 30 per cent of their costs.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 16
John Bonnar | Organizations will be impacted differently by the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) depending on the features of their GST status, according to a new study on the impact of the HST on the nonprofit sector.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 14
John Bonnar | Unions from across Ontario rallied Thursday outside the TD Centre to pressure Cadillac Fairview and its owner, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund, to negotiate a fair settlement with CEP Local 2003.