welfare rates

Podcast
Jan 24, 2015

Book: First World Hunger Revisited

Redeye
When food banks first appeared in Canada almost 30 years ago, there was a vigorous public debate about them. Now they are a familiar institution and food poverty has gotten worse.
Podcast
Nov 4, 2013

Eating for a week on just $26

Redeye
Raise the Rates issued their second annual Welfare Challenge last month. Participants were asked to eat on the amount of money a welfare recipient has left over after other expenses are paid.
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.
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