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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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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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Justice Not Charity March and Poor People’s Radio on Fri, Dec 2nd

Join us on Friday, December 2nd! 11 am at Carnegie Commuity Centre or come to the CBC Building (700 Hamilton) at noon https://www.facebook.com/events/1813557325553107/ This will be Raise the Rates’ fifth annual march and Poor People’s Radio show to tell the…

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Graphic Recording from the 2016 Welfare Food Challenge Town Hall. By Tiare Jung.

People who want much higher welfare rates took over Vancouver City Council Chambers on Sunday, October 23. They gathered to talk about what it was like to eat on just $18 a week, and what needs to be done about…

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