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Jul 23, 2012
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The case for exempting child support from welfare

Kendra Milne
Based on recent announcements, it seems that the Ministry of Social Development is in the mood to address some of the long-standing problems within B.C.'s welfare system.
Podcast
Jul 1, 2012
Redeye

University workers without contract for two years

Redeye
In recent weeks, union locals at universities across B.C. have voted in favour of strike action. Christy Clark's government is preventing universities from freely bargaining with their staff.
Podcast
Jun 22, 2012
Redeye

Evaluating recent changes to the B.C. welfare system

Redeye
On June 11, the B.C. government announced a host of welfare policy changes. While anti-poverty activists celebrate some of the changes, they condemn the government for failing to increase rates.
Podcast
Apr 4, 2012
Redeye

B.C. teachers adopt plan to fight Bill 22

Redeye
The B.C. government passed Bill 22 on March 15. It bans further strikes and sets the conditions for mediation. The B.C. Teachers Federation met for its annual convention two days later.
Podcast
Mar 30, 2012
Redeye

Gondola proposed for Squamish park

Redeye
Stawamus Chief Provincial Park protects the world-famous granite cliffs just outside Squamish, B.C. Sea to Sky Corporation is applying to remove land from this Class A park to build a gondola.
Book Review
Mar 1, 2012
Eating Dirt

Eating Dirt: A tree-planting tale

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Eating Dirt is the veteran tree planter Charlotte Gill's homage to not only planting life, but to the larger context in which deforestation and reforestation take place.
Podcast
Jan 12, 2012
Redeye

MLA on welfare in British Columbia

Redeye
An anti-poverty group in Vancouver issued a challenge for an MLA in the province to live on the equivalent of welfare for a month. Jagrup Brar of the NDP accepted the challenge.
Podcast
Jan 11, 2012
Redeye

B.C. trial lawyers start job action

Redeye
Last week, more than half of the province's 70 courtrooms had no duty counsel, the lawyers who usually represent people for first-time appearances.
In cahoots
Dec 20, 2011

Teacher wish list for 2012

A negotiated settlement in bargaining, not legislation restoration of rights as determined by the BC Supreme Court, reducing the number of students living in poverty through a poverty reduction plan.
Podcast
Nov 30, 2011
Redeye

New Family Law Act introduced in B.C.

Redeye
On November 14, the provincial government introduced the new Family Law Act. The new law places an emphasis on out-of-court settlements. It also includes an expanded definition of family violence.
Podcast
Oct 19, 2011

Homelessness in rural British Columbia

Redeye
The housing crisis affects people in communities small and large across the province. But the face of homelessness in rural areas is different.

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