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Privilege and empathy: The welfare food challenge confronts us with taboos and truisms
British Columbians from all walks of life are showing their support for an increase in welfare rates by eating no more than $26 worth of groceries over the next seven days.
Oct 17th, 2013
Social security rates for B.C. poor slammed as MLA ends welfare month hungry, broke
Advocates of boosting financial aid for the poor renewed their social security appeal as an MLA ended a month "on welfare" – $7 in debt and 12 kg lighter. Poverty, he said, affects health and safety.
David P. Ball
Feb 1st, 2012