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Jesse Bauman | By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.
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John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
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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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Jane Williams | 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.
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B.C. premier Christy Clark unveiled the first pillar of her Families First Agenda: Supporting Vulnerable Families this week. Photo: BC Gov Photos/Flickr
Seth Klein | On June 11, the B.C. government surprised many when it announced a host of welfare policy changes. In all, almost 30 welfare rule adjustments are to be enacted.
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John Bonnar | A few hundred protesters gathered outside the Ministry of Housing Friday to demand the right to a living income, affordable and accessible housing as well as good quality public services for all.
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Nick Falvo | December marked the three-year anniversary of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy. While I believe there is much to celebrate, much remains to be done.
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John Bonnar | Patti Encinas has a dream that one day she'll finally land a full-time job. She dreams of being able to afford a proper pair of prescription eyeglasses or going to the dentist on a regular basis.