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Anti-Poverty News

May 7, 2014
NDP social development critic Michelle Mungall introduced in the legislature on Tuesday a private members bill that she said aims to fight poverty and improve economic realities for needy people. The...
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May 6, 2014
There has been a recent streak of deadly domestic violence in British Columbia. Women's advocates are calling for greater access to legal aid as some women fear the loss of their children in a court...
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May 2, 2014
Cuts to legal aid in B.C. have created barriers for women fleeing domestic violence, and abusive partners able to use the legal system to continue harassment. There is currently a 25-hour funding cap...
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May 2, 2014
The BC Court of Appeal recently concluded that Parliament intended to make it a criminal offence to help refugees, on a humanitarian basis, and that the Charter allows it. The law criminalizes...
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May 1, 2014
The street vending bylaw, currently being constitutionally challenged by Pivot Legal Society, penalizes a survival strategy for low-income people who struggle to make ends meet. More than 95% of all...
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April 29, 2014
In a report released yesterday, independent watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond called for "targeted services and supports" for youth past the current age limit of 19. She is recommending the province...
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