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Redeye Collective | Low welfare rates, minimal childcare support and skyrocketing rents mean B.C. has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada. The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition is organizing a week of action.
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Redeye Collective | British Columbians are in desperate need of affordable housing, higher social assistance rates and public school funding. Instead the government is spending a budget windfall on paying down the debt.
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Alyse Kotyk | Gregor Robertson's commitment to rezone a city-owned lot for social housing is a "little victory" says Jean Swanson. There's much more that needs to be done to address the reality of homelessness.
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Redeye Collective | In the recent B.C. budget, people with disabilities were given a rate increase of $77 a month. At the same time, the government increased the cost of a monthly bus pass from $3.75 to $52.
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Redeye Collective | 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.
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Redeye Collective | If you are poor, you're likely to suffer more and die sooner from whatever ailments you have. A recent panel examined the links between poverty and bad health.
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Redeye Collective | 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.
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Redeye Collective | 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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Derrick O'Keefe | B.C. is a province awash in wealth, much of it on ostentatious display. There is simply no excuse for anyone to be malnourished, homeless and otherwise severely indigent.