Date Written: 1977-12-21
Publisher: Western Gap Co-operative, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1978
Pages: 16pp Price: 25 cents/copy; $12/year Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX542
Profile of a Toronto social change periodical.
This social change newspaper, owned and published by the nonprofit Western Gap Co-operative, offers a perspective very different from the daily papers. News coverage is focussed on labour, environmental, legal and social issues, particularly as they affect the people of Toronto and Ontario. It also features special columns with information on welfare and tenant rights, a food and entertainment guide, and even a sports page.
Of special interest, this issue of the Clarion reports on the recent development of the Bread and Roses Credit Union whose membership is restricted to individuals and organizations actively working for social change. In contrast to other banking institutions, this credit union gives its members a major responsibility in deciding how deposited monies will be distributed. In doing so member loans to buy personal consumer goods will received low priority, while high priority will be given to loan requests that will assist the co-operative endeavors of oppressed people overseas.
[Abstract published in Canadian Information Sharing Service, Volume III, Number I, February 1978]