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Donation drives should just be filling in the cracks in a society that is otherwise able to help all of us provide a decent living for our families.
We need more courageous action at all levels of government to address the structural drivers of HIV/AIDS.
We need to dismantle welfare and replace it with a better and more dignified form of income support.
Political representatives have given us an ambitious agenda for the next 15 years, but it's up to us all to respond.
Summertime brings its own set of additional pressures that make life that much harder for families who are having a tough time making ends meet.
Is Canada pulling its weight? That question will be on the minds of the Canadian Delegation to the United Nations (UN) led
A senior on a fixed income will be affected far more by the increase of $0.50 than someone earning the average Ontario annual income of $50,000.
It'll be a night to remember.
In February, the Liberal government launched consultations with Canadians on what should be included in the country's first-ever poverty reduction strategy. So far, the consultation process on a poverty reduction plan for Canada, however, seems to be attracting a more limited response.
I live in a beautiful relatively new glass tower adjacent to King George Skytrain. It's a Concord Pacific development. My building has a concierge, games room, movie theatre, bowling alley, fully-equipped gym, steam room, among other amenities. Holland Park, SFU Surrey, and Central City Mall are all across the street. I have a secure underground parking spot in the heart of the new Surrey City Centre. I basically have been living in my own protected bubble for the last couple of years. So I broke out.