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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 April 11
John Bonnar | No names were added to the homeless memorial on Tuesday. So nobody died, right? Not necessarily. Even if there were no homeless deaths last month, things are not getting better for homeless people.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 28
John Bonnar | Andrea Horwath can't support the provincial budget as is. Even if it means toppling the Liberals and sending voters back to the polls for an election they surely don't want.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 25
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from day two of the NDP leadership convention at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 24
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from day one of the NDP Leadership Convention at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 22
John Bonnar | Rather than strike or be locked out, Local 509 wants to bargain with their employer. A bargaining session has been scheduled for March 22.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 21
John Bonnar | In a Toronto poll that CUPE commissioned last week, two-thirds of Torontonians agreed that it was a good idea for library workers to strike over job security.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 20
John Bonnar | Animal rights advocates staged a rally on the south lawn of Queen's Park Monday to oppose a new private member's bill that would seriously limit the enforcement powers of the Ontario SPCA.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 17
John Bonnar | A few hundred protesters gathered outside the Ministry of Housing Friday to demand the right to a living income, affordable and accessible housing as well as good quality public services for all.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 16
John Bonnar | Three Toronto residents arrested for voicing their opposition to Rob Ford's 2012 budget won a major victory Thursday, when their lawyer announced that their bail conditions had been lifted.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 14
John Bonnar | He hugged everyone. Even if he didn't know you that well, he'd still wrap his burly arm around your shoulder as if you were a long lost friend. "How are you doing friend?" he'd ask.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 12
John Bonnar | On Friday, Street Health, in conjunction with the Regent Park Community Health Centre and the Bad Date Coalition, released their new documentary entitled "The Safer Stroll Project."
Blog - John Bonnar's February 23
John Bonnar | He worked for Fraser Papers for 37 years before retiring in 2006 with a good pension. But four years later, the company cut his benefits by 35.4 per cent, costing him $1,000 a month.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 18
John Bonnar | As dozens of supporters mourned the deaths of 11 migrant workers who were killed last week, the group renewed its call for better protections for migrant farm workers.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 15
John Bonnar | Without the benefit of a prepared speech, Renee Hess speaks from the heart about the "grave" that silenced her granddaughter and so many others.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 19
John Bonnar | Lindsay Windhager is one of the lucky few. The Davenport-Perth resident now has both her children enrolled in child care, partially subsidized by the city of Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 18
John Bonnar | She doesn't need to stay in touch by phone because she's likely to see her friends in the streets, on the sidewalks or in the parks. They stop and chat. Make dinner plans. Catch up on the news.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 17
John Bonnar | He's ashamed to admit that he thought that slipping into poverty was something that happened to others. Never to him. He now realizes it could happen to anyone.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 11
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John Bonnar | He's been an alcoholic since he was 13 years old. It's cost him two families, two homes and countless jobs.
Blog - John Bonnar's January 10
John Bonnar | It almost seems as if they were never here in the first place. The park is empty except for the people cutting through the grounds on its concrete paths.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 10
John Bonnar | Injured workers, community activists and trade unionists gathered Friday outside the Ministry of Labour, calling for better treatment for injured workers.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 1
John Bonnar | Ending the long-gun registry will have a major impact on public safety, a panel of public safety experts and victims of gun violence said on Wednesday at a press conference in Toronto.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 28
John Bonnar | The Occupy Toronto Food Team seized the basement at 238 Queen Street West on Sunday so they can continue serving 1,000 free meals a day to homeless and poor people.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 28
John Bonnar | Almost 100 people crowded into Moss Park on Saturday to rally against the proposed cuts to city services and the recommended sell-off of over 1,000 units of social housing.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 22
John Bonnar | More than 100 people assembled in St. James Park on National Housing Day for a rally to highlight the need for a national housing strategy and bring attention to the growing homelessness problem.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 19
John Bonnar | More than 200 unionists and allies marched from Occupy Toronto to the C.D. Howe Institute where Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Labour, met Friday with business leaders, academics and policy leaders.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 16
John Bonnar | About 30 OPSEU members and supporters gathered outside the Marriott Eaton Centre hotel Tuesday to demonstrate against the Liberal plan to terminate another 231 OPSEU members on Thursday.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 14
John Bonnar | Watch John Bonnar's slideshow from Day 31 at Occupy Toronto in St. James Park.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 9
John Bonnar | On Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, the Ontario Health Coalition will hold an assembly and conference in Toronto to define the future of health-care delivery in Ontario.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 18
John Bonnar | Occupy Toronto joined the Anti-poverty and Good Jobs for All rally on Monday at Ryerson University.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 16
John Bonnar | See John Bonnar's photos from Occupy Toronto Day 2 on Sunday, October 16.