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Vancouver housing activists achieve victory on city-owned lot

August 18, 2016
| After residents set up a tent city in the downtown eastside and held a day of action on housing justice, Mayor Robertson agreed social housing with 100 per cent low-income rents at 58 West Hastings.
Length: 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)
GroundWire

GroundWire | Prisoners Justice Day

August 15, 2016
| This episode of GroundWire was produced at Community Radio Station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One territory.
Length: 29:39 minutes (27.15 MB)

Super InTent City sheds light on national housing needs

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After fighting off pressures to dismantle their community for over a year, Super InTent City residents in Victoria, B.C. have been told they must leave by August 8.

The ruling was made last week in B.C.'s Supreme Court by Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson who cited greater than anticipated costs, deterioration of health, violence and criminal activity as some of the reasons for shutting it down.

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New data reveals depth of poverty on reserve

June 13, 2016
| A new study using data from the National Household Survey shows 60% of Indigenous children on reserve live below the poverty line. We speak with Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society.
Length: 16:26 minutes (15.05 MB)

Record-high numbers reveal housing and homelessness crisis in B.C.

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On June 7, members and allies of Alliance Against Displacement occupied the B.C. Housing office in Vancouver to demand the Liberal government address the city's homelessness crisis.

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UN report slams Canada for homelessness crisis

April 23, 2016
| A coalition of 30 housing advocate groups from across Canada went to Geneva in February to speak before a UN human rights committee. Kenneth Hale was part of the delegation.
Length: 11:34 minutes (10.6 MB)
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| March 28, 2016

Province of B.C. seeks injunction to dissolve tent city community

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Tomorrow, in Victoria's Supreme Court, the Province of B.C. is seeking an injunction to forcibly remove the remaining residents of Super InTent City.

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Help link Syrian refugees with homes

WoodGreen Community Services, in collaboration with the City of Toronto’s Refugee Resettlement Program, has launched a website called H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Marketplace Exchange).

The website aims to match Syrian refugees with housing, jobs, furniture, clothes, and other services donated by individuals and businesses.  To date 10,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada, 4100 arrived in Ontario and 2000 came to Toronto.

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Need for homeless state of emergency in B.C.

January 16, 2016
| Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles all declared states of emergency last year, allowing them better access to funding to tackle the homeless crisis. Vancouver and Victoria should do the same.
Length: 12:56 minutes (11.85 MB)
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