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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...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Media, News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
June 9, 2011
The Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group will publishing stories collected from their "In Our Own Voices" project throughout the month of June. Check their website for a new story every Monday,...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, News, Women, British Columbia
June 29, 2010
Lawyers from BCPIAC are challenging the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development (MHSD) on their small claims cases against welfare recipients. BCPIAC says that the claims that they have looked...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, News, Welfare, British Columbia
June 28, 2010
A coalition of legal justice organizations have launched a Public Commission on Legal Aid due to concerns over legal aid cuts in BC. The commission will hold hearings across BC to engage the public...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, British Columbia
June 28, 2010
Rabble.ca and the Toronto Media Co-op have up to the minute coverage of the impact of the G20 summit in Toronto. See their stories on the demonstrations, the police violence, the arrests and...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, British Columbia
June 25, 2010
The CBA has released a new report on legal aid in Canada called,Moving Forward on Legal Aid: Research on Needs and Innovative Approaches. The report considers the current state of legal aid, both in...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, All of Canada
May 25, 2010
Between 1886 and 1903 a British philanthropist, Charles Booth, and many volunteers, walked the streets of London to document the relative poverty and wealth of the city streets. The result was a...
Keywords: Article , Art and Culture, News, Poverty Research, International
May 25, 2010
The province is suing three hundred people in small claims court for overpayment of welfare. Many of the claimants are still on social assistance and critics say that the court cases will cost more...
Keywords: Article , News, Welfare, British Columbia
May 25, 2010
Once at No. 6 in world ranking, ‘shockingly high’ death rate now puts Canada at No. 24, prompting urgent request to Health Minister.
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, News, Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 25, 2010
Keywords: Article , News, Poverty Research, All of Canada
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