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Inequality Kills 40,000 Canadians a Year

Low Welfare Rates Cause Early Death At a mock funeral today people commemorated the shameful 10th anniversary of BC’s frozen welfare rates. “Welfare cheques don’t come with a health warning,” said Raise the Rates organizer Bill Hopwood.  “But about 100…

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Inequality Kills 40,000 Canadians a year

Friday, March 31, Raise the Rates is holding a funeral walk, for the 40,000 people killed by government policies that create inequality . April 1 is 10 years since basic welfare was last raised in BC, frozen at $610 a…

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Organizer for Raise the Rates

Raise the Rates is looking to employ an organizer. The job description is below. If you are interested please apply. Also feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested.   Raise the Rates Campaign Organizer Contract…

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I, Daniel Blake

Thursday, March 2, Doors open 7 pm and film starts at 7:30, The Cultch, 1895 Venables St Admission by donation, suggested $20 with a reasonable income, no one turned away for lack of funds. Tickets at the box office on…

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Picket Christy Clark’s $1,000 a plate dinner

5 pm, Tuesday, February 7 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver  

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Poverty Free BC: March and Rally Saturday, March 4

Raise the Rates has joined the BC Federation of Labour,  the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition and many other groups for a Poverty Free BC week of Action from Saturday February 25 to Saturday, March 4. The week will end with…

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Why We Still Need Food Banks in BC? Poverty is a Political Decision.

Bill Hopwood | Raise The Rates Coalition | http://www.raisetherates.org Harold Lavender | Carnegie Community Action Project | http://www.carnegieaction.org Joanne Shaw | Anti-Poverty Activist and Writer were guests on FoodLine Radio on Monday, December 12, 2016. Foodline is on Mondays 8–9pm…

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