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NL CERB Clawbacks Push People into Poverty: Advocates
Newfoundland & Labrador will be clawing back income support from anyone who received CERB. Advocates fear this will increase poverty and homelessness.
July 3, 2020
Alleviating child poverty would save much more money than it would cost
June 14, 2018
To Each Their Own
It’s time for a $15 minimum wage
Ontario just introduced a $15 minimum wage. The benefits are obvious, and it's time for this province to do the same.
June 2, 2017
The Nonagenarian’s Notebook
Poverty rate shockingly high in the U.S., just as rampant in Canada
Five million people in Canada are living in poverty.
March 22, 2017
To Each Their Own
The Ball Government’s attack on N.L. society
The Liberals' book tax is part of a bigger, disturbing pattern.
January 12, 2017
Access to education and employment key to poverty reduction
"Policies aimed at improving access to education and the ability to obtain employment complement each other in breaking the cyclical nature of poverty."
January 10, 2017
Liberals face mounting scorn as anti-austerity movement matures
As residents and groups ramp up direct action efforts while resistance to austerity grows, some observers are calling for movement to embrace mutual aid.
June 8, 2016
Escaping poverty through the library
If you think they’re outdated and due for cutbacks, it’s a sign of your good fortune and privilege. Libraries remain vital for the poor.
June 4, 2016
An Open Letter to Cathy Bennett Concerning Anxiety
"Respectfully, Minister Bennett, the anxiety that you are currently witnessing pre-exists this budget. Your budget has inflamed it."
April 25, 2016
The Labrador Problem
The recent provincial budget highlights structural issues with how services in Labrador are financed. Rather than assigning blame to various governments it is necessary that…
April 22, 2016
Solidarity and paying my dues
If you can afford to look at this budget in the abstract, you’re well off enough that you can pay a bigger share.
April 20, 2016
Residents take anti-austerity fight to streets of St. John’s
Province-wide, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are concerned and angry about the devastating consequences the Dwight Ball Government's austerity budget will have on the most vulnerable people…
April 17, 2016
Liberals’ austerity budget will hit most vulnerable hardest
Despite reassurances by government that all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will share the burden of addressing the province's $1.83 billion deficit, critics say the Liberals' first…
April 15, 2016