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Podcast
Mar 17, 2016

Renewed interest in idea of guaranteed annual income

Redeye
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.
Podcast
May 7, 2013

Proposed increase to welfare called insignificant

Redeye
If the NDP is elected, they say they will increase the basic rate for single, employable people by $20. Activists say this will do nothing to address the problem of poverty in the province.
Podcast
Apr 17, 2013

Guaranteed income experiment in Manitoba

Redeye
In the 1970s two locations around Winnipeg were chosen for a social assistance experiment. Everyone was provided with a living income regardless of who they were for a period of four years.
Podcast
Jan 2, 2013

Poor People's Radio challenges CBC on Food Bank Day

Redeye
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.
Podcast
Oct 17, 2012

Eating for a week on $26

Redeye
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.
Blog
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.
Podcast
Jun 22, 2012
Redeye

Evaluating recent changes to the B.C. welfare system

Redeye
On June 11, the B.C. government announced a host of welfare policy changes. While anti-poverty activists celebrate some of the changes, they condemn the government for failing to increase rates.
Blog
Apr 1, 2012

Cue the bleeding heart response from Sun Media

Erika Shaker
I know it's not considered "politically correct" to talk about this. But I, for one, am sick of these welfare types taking my hard-earned money and spending it on whatever they please.
Podcast
Jan 12, 2012
Redeye

MLA on welfare in British Columbia

Redeye
An anti-poverty group in Vancouver issued a challenge for an MLA in the province to live on the equivalent of welfare for a month. Jagrup Brar of the NDP accepted the challenge.
Podcast
Jan 5, 2012
Redeye

The problem with charity

Redeye
Every year in December the CBC holds an all-day fundraising event for the Food Bank. This year, poor people showed up in force at the event to share their thoughts on charity.
Blog
Jun 8, 2011

Social determinants of health

Peter Prontzos
It is now clear that economic, and social variables -- more than individual behaviour -- are the most salient factors in determining people's well-being.
Podcast
May 18, 2010

B.C. welfare policy hurting family reunification

Pivot Legal Society
Pivot Lawyer Lobat Sadrehashemi talks about a complaint filed to the B.C. Ombudsperson regarding a policy that makes it difficult for foster children to return to their parents.
Podcast
Apr 16, 2010

Students rally to fight hunger in Ontario

John Bonnar Audio Blog
Fifty-five grade seven and eight students from City View Alternative Senior School in Toronto joined a rally and march Thursday for an increase to social assistance rates.

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