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  • BC Welfare Rates (Story from The Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives)

    October 31, 2006
    By Seth Klein

    Last week’s announcement by Premier Campbell that the government will increase the shelter allowance for people receiving welfare is welcome news. This long-overdue policy reversal shouldn’t wait until February’s Provincial Budget to be implemented. And overall rates must be increased (not just the shelter allowance). But at least the Premier has acknowledged that rates are too low.

    The Premier’s promise also lays bare how arbitrary and deeply political the process of setting rates and eligibility rules has become. Rates have remained frozen for years, as inflation eats away at their real value. They are only now being increased because the rise in homelessness has become impossible to ignore, and the resulting political pressure is finally forcing our leaders to act.

    2006.11.06 - 06:59 PM
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  • URGENT – Women’s City Hall Housing Takeover needs your support!

    http://apc.resist.ca/
    URGENT – Women’s City Hall Housing Takeover needs your support!
    Wednesday, November 1, 2006
    5:00pm (earlier for those who are able)
    Support Rally
    2530 Cambie Street (near Cambie & Broadway)

    2006.11.01 - 08:48 PM
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  • 2 activists arrested at new Vancouver squat

    2 activists arrested at new Vancouver squat.
    Link to CBC story
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2006/11/01/bc-squat-arrests.html#skip300x250

    2006.11.01 - 08:27 PM
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