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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
Christmas at Choices for Youth
"Thirty percent of the homeless population in St. John’s are between the ages 16-24. For them, and for many others, the holidays are not a…
December 19, 2015
The cost of living simply
Homesteading sounds like a wonderful lifestyle, but it is also utterly unattainable for many in Newfoundland and Labrador who are working low-wage jobs and lack…
November 26, 2015
Report calls for action to end youth homelessness in NL
With youth homelessness rates higher than the national average and growing, advocates say Newfoundland and Labrador urgently needs a binding and actionable provincial plan to…
June 3, 2015
A Measured Opinion
Let’s raise taxes on the rich (Pt. 2)
Economists from Memorial University have some ideas for changing the tax system in order to fight poverty.
April 27, 2015
Food banks were supposed to be a temporary measure, not an institution. Could our energies be better spent tackling income inequality, rather than institutionalizing charity?
December 5, 2014
Living in the Tory bubble
It's time to put an end to conservative ideology in Canadian politics, which has been stoking the fires and serving the rich
November 13, 2014
Minimum wage town hall spawns stories of poverty
Newfoundland and Labrador may be a so-called 'have' province, but despite the record corporate profits from our natural resource industries, thousands of minimum wage workers…
September 10, 2014
Power and Dissent
The myopia of charitable giving
Lewis Kearney’s story tugs on the heartstrings, but is charity the best or only response?
August 20, 2014
The trouble with charity
Giving and generosity may reduce the burden of immediate suffering and desperation, but if we're serious about finding long term solutions we can begin by…
July 18, 2014
Politics by Numbers
Spending our way to more poverty
In 2006, Danny Williams declared poverty reduction a strategic priority for the province. Since then childhood poverty has risen 70%.
October 3, 2013
Should we raise the Minimum Wage?
There are good reasons to raise the minimum wage, and good reasons to explore other options. What's your take?
September 18, 2013
Our housing crisis
Why the skyrocketing cost of housing in St. John's is a problem for everyone in the province.
February 22, 2013