Jan 30, 2013
Photo: Jackman Chiu/Flickr

It's time for an equality premier

Trish Hennessy
Imagine if Ontario's incoming Premier -- lauded for breaking the inequality barrier on two counts -- decided to parlay her victory into a post-austerity focus on solutions to income inequality.
Jan 2, 2013

Poor People's Radio challenges CBC on Food Bank Day

About 80 low-income people gathered in the plaza outside CBC Vancouver last month. They set up a tent and ran a radio show outside the CBC during its annual fundraiser for the Food Bank.
Dec 21, 2012
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Why the income inequality deniers are wrong

Armine Yalnizyan
You couldn't have made it through 2012 without running into a story about income inequality. A year later, some people think it's time you go back to sleep.
Nov 23, 2012

A token solution for the Downtown Eastside

Michael Stewart
Save-On-Meats owner Mark Brand cares about Vancouver's homeless. He has produced 10,000 "tokens" which patrons can purchase to distribute to Vancouver's homeless in lieu of cash.
Nov 6, 2012
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Getting at the root causes of hunger in Atlantic Canada

Jason Edwards
Atlantic Canadians will cease to require the service of food banks when we grow high-wage, stable jobs, and fund social programs like affordable housing and child care, through progressive taxation.
Nov 5, 2012

What if the minimum wage was a living wage?

Trish Hennessy
Ontarians are engaged in a broadening conversation about how to end working poverty through decent jobs, a better minimum wage, and a concept that's gathering force: a living wage.
Oct 30, 2012

Report back on B.C.'s welfare food challenge

Raise the Rates in Vancouver challenged people in B.C. to try to eat for a week on $26. Redeye's Peter Driftmier took the challenge and he comes into the studio to talk about how it went.
Oct 17, 2012

Eating for a week on $26

An anti-poverty group has challenged people in B.C. to eat for a week on the amount you would get if you were a single adult on welfare.
Aug 8, 2012
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Youth, money and declining faith in capitalism

Karen Foster
"Young people want to retire early and spend, too." That's the main finding of a survey commissioned by the Bank of Montreal, released last week in newspapers across the country.
Jul 23, 2012
Photo: BC Gov Photos/Flickr

The case for exempting child support from welfare

Kendra Milne
Based on recent announcements, it seems that the Ministry of Social Development is in the mood to address some of the long-standing problems within B.C.'s welfare system.


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