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Rally for a Poverty Free BC

Mar 4, 2017
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia
Vancouver , BC
British Columbia CA
This is our chance to raise our voices together and show candidates in the provincial election that we’ll be voting for politicians that commit to a strong, comprehensive poverty reduction plan.
Nov 4, 2013

Eating for a week on just $26

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.
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.
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.
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