welfare

Podcast
Mar 17, 2016

Renewed interest in idea of guaranteed annual income

Redeye
For a short period of time in the 1970s, the government of Manitoba gave the people of Dauphin a guaranteed annual income. The results were remarkable. Now this idea is being talked about again.
Event

Take the Annual Welfare Food Challenge!

Oct 16, 2013 to Oct 23, 2013
Vancouver , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
Can you live on $610/month? If you’re on welfare, your $610 monthly cheque leaves you with a food budget of $26/week.
Podcast
May 7, 2013

Proposed increase to welfare called insignificant

Redeye
If the NDP is elected, they say they will increase the basic rate for single, employable people by $20. Activists say this will do nothing to address the problem of poverty in the province.
Podcast
Apr 17, 2013

Guaranteed income experiment in Manitoba

Redeye
In the 1970s two locations around Winnipeg were chosen for a social assistance experiment. Everyone was provided with a living income regardless of who they were for a period of four years.

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