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| June 27, 2016

A benefit system disadvantaging Canada's poorest children

Photo: flickr/Mikel Garcia Idiakez

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Lindsey McKay, postdoctoral fellow at Brock University's Sociology Department, is among the thousands of Canadian mothers ineligible for maternity benefits. 

McKay, who gave birth to twins in 2011, missed out because she was studying at the time.

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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)
| May 20, 2016

Rice not bullets: Social and climate justice for Filipino farmers

Art by Andrei Venal, April 1 2016

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After three long months of El Niño drought and famine, 6,000 farmers and Lumads formed a barricade at Kidapawan City, Philippines demanding food and calamity relief. On April 1 2016 they were met with gunfire by the police and military.

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Rules are for the poor… suckers!

April 11, 2016
| The Panama Papers scandal is all over the news, but what are the implications for the environment, and possibly more importantly why does no one seem surprised?
Length: 53:46 minutes (49.24 MB)

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of tent city residents

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After a three week wait, B.C. Supreme Court judge Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled in favour of Victoria's Super InTent City on Tuesday and refused to grant an injunction to the Province of B.C. to remove the camp's residents.

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Renewed interest in idea of guaranteed annual income

March 17, 2016
| For a short period of time in the 1970s, the government of Manitoba gave the people of Dauphin a guaranteed annual income. The results were remarkable. Now this idea is being talked about again.
Length: 11:17 minutes (10.34 MB)
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| March 11, 2016
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People with disabilities in B.C. given a choice: buy food or take the bus

March 3, 2016
| In the recent B.C. budget, people with disabilities were given a rate increase of $77 a month. At the same time, the government increased the cost of a monthly bus pass from $3.75 to $52.
Length: 12:51 minutes (11.77 MB)
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