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Anti-Poverty News

March 12, 2015
Christy Clark`s statement last week that a $15 minimum wage would hurt small businesses was the subject of scrutiny in a story released this week in the Globe and Mail. The article looks at the...
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March 5, 2015
Welfare rates in BC have not increased in eight years and recipients are increasingly finding that as prices in BC continue to rise, getting by on the existing rates is virtually impossible. The BC...
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February 19, 2015
The BC provincial budget was unveiled earlier this week and has received significant criticism from many in the anti-poverty community over the last two days. An article published yesterday in the...
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February 16, 2015
The Georgia Straight has published an open letter from First Call BC to BC Premiere Christy Clark and BC Minister for Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux. The letter responds to...
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February 11, 2015
On February 17, BC Finance Minister, Mike de Jong will deliver the 2015 budget speech for the province. The speech has wide ranging implications for government operations and citizens alike. In...
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February 4, 2015
The 2015 women's memorial march will take place in many communities across Canada and in the United States on February 14. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder...
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