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A possible way out of our poverty problem

This week, David Macdonald and Daniel Wilson of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a study that puts some hard — and worsening — numbers behind the all-too-familiar reality of poverty among indigenous children. 613 more words

Columnists

Marc Lee: Public control of real estate is answer to affordability

Metro Vancouver’s housing market is broken. While most of the attention has been on the soaring price of housing, there is also a crisis in the rental market and the complete absence of any secure housing for the most needy. 704 more words

Opinion

Poverty rates for First Nation children on Saskatchewan reserves second-highest in Canada

OTTAWA — Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-aboriginal kids, according to new findings released Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 484 more words

Local News

Study says 60% of First Nation children on reserve live in poverty

OTTAWA — Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-aboriginal kids, according to new findings released Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 508 more words

Canada

The $15 Minimum Wage. Good politics, bad policy

The latest salvo in the Nova Scotia NDP’s battle back from electoral oblivion has been fired. Newly minted leader Gary Burrill is launching the Nova Scotia franchise of the “fight for 15” minimum wage war. 900 more words

Nova Scotia Government

Deanna Ogle: Feds’ new child benefit helps lower living wage

The 2016 Metro Vancouver living wage is $20.64. This is the first time in the eight years it’s been calculated that the living wage has decreased. 633 more words

Opinion

Andrew Longhurst, Marcy Cohen and Dr. Margaret McGregor: Rethinking B.C.’s surgical wait-time strategy

Have you had to wait months for surgical consultation, let alone the surgery itself? If so, you’re not alone.
British Columbians are waiting an unacceptable amount of time to receive the care they need. 730 more words

Opinion