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Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority Tyee: BC Best Province for Low Taxes? Uh, Not for Poor Families Huffington Post: Poverty Violates Human Rights. Canada Must Do More to Defeat It Tyee: BC’s Massive Tax Giveaway to the Rich Global News: Longtime foster MORE


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NationTalk: Alex’s Story Prompts Acting Representative to Recommend Key Changes in Care System Tyee: Teen’s Suicide ‘Predictable’ After Years of Ministry Failures, Says Report Global News: Who’s accountable for the tragic death of Alex Gervais? CTV News Vancouver: Absentee caregiver was receiving $8K a month before teen’s suicide: report CTV MORE


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Vancouver Sun: Douglas Todd: Inquiry into missing indigenous women adds men and boys CTV News: Feds dragging their feet on First Nations child welfare: Blackstock CBC News: Innovative strategy for at-risk and Indigenous youth in Vancouver gains momentum Globe and Mail: B.C. launches aboriginal family-court pilot project Metro News: Board MORE


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Tyee: Youth, Homeless, and at Risk in BC’s interior Tyee: Kamloops ‘Wrap Force’ Fights Youth Homelessness Tyee: At Kamloops School for Indigenous Youth, a ‘Focus on the Successes’ CBC News: 11% of Canadians aged 15-24 met criteria for depression: StatsCan Metro Vancouver: ‘Baby boom’? $10-a-day childcare could boost B.C.’s economy MORE


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Tri-City News: Port Coquitlam city workers now earn a living wage Berkeley News: Research zeroing in on Fresno shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs Forbes: Higher Seattle Minimum Wage Hasn’t Hurt Restaurant Jobs Growth after a Year Roundhouse Radio: Glen Hansman, BCTF president, MORE


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Tyee: $50 Million for New Hires a ‘First Step’ to Restoring Contracts, Say BC Teachers Vancouver Sun: B.C. teachers, government reach $50-million interim deal following Supreme Court ruling News 1130: Parents of special needs students worried about funding announcement Vancouver Sun: Waiting times too long for B.C. pre-schoolers with special needs, MORE


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CBC Early Edition: Margot Young on child poverty statistics (starts at 2:11:20) Williams Lake Tribune: LETTERS: High child poverty rate in Williams Lake a sign of wealth inequality Northern View: Prince Rupert second-worst in B.C. for child poverty Times Colonist: Trevor Hancock: Governments fail to provide necessaries of life CBC MORE


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Global News: More daycare spaces slated for south Okanagan Tyee: In Vancouver, a Teacher Helps Students Climb to New Heights Vancouver Metro News: 58,000 kids with mental health disorders in B.C. ‘not being treated’ Tyee: Demand an End to Second-Class Status for Reserve Children: Blackstock Catalyst: Poverty Isn’t a Problem MORE


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Peace Arch News: Young Minds: Family-inclusive care vital – story of one youth with schizophrenia CBC News: $25-a-day child care coming to 18 Alberta daycare centres Huffington Post: Why Canada Needs a Universal Child Care Program Kelowna Capital News: Organizing to end child poverty in Kelowna Burnaby Now: Social safety MORE


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Vancouver Sun: Pete McMartin: Tax deductions add to taxpayer’s support of private schools Tyee: The Causes and Consequences of BC’s Private School Growth CBC News: Grade 8 B.C. student tells minister he teaches Indigenous language course Maclean’s: Four in ten university students lack food security as education costs skyrocket CBC MORE


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Times Colonist: Teen who died in treatment program didn’t get help he needed, report says Globe and Mail: B.C.’s children’s minister rejects proposal for forced youth care Globe and Mail: B.C. teen in ‘serious distress’ died without adequate mental-health support: report CKNW: Family forced to press charges to get help MORE


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Province: Trish Garner: Let’s demand action on poverty in B.C. Times Colonist: Places large and small seek B.C. poverty-reduction plan Metro News: Tell us your bad boss stories, says BC labour advocacy group Vice: The Precarious Lives of Undocumented Parents Whose Kids Are Born in Canada Metro News: For some MORE


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Times Colonist: B.C. scraps benefits clawback that sparked rights battle Vancouver Sun: B.C. government set to eliminate maternity clawback Indo-Canadian Voice: Maternity and parental leave benefits exempted for people on assistance; NDP claims it’s because of their pressure Province: Kendra Milne: B.C. welfare laws rob women of choice in relationships MORE


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Richmond News: Editor’s column: Assistance rates shows our own disability CHEK News: Negative reaction to Liberal’s disability bus pass increase Georgia Straight: Small minimum-wage increase is a reason to talk about a BC poverty reduction strategy CBC News: Federal government failing to comply with ruling on First Nations child welfare: MORE


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APTN National News: BC’s mental health services failed First Nation youth who committed suicide: report Globe and Mail: B.C.’s minister for child welfare to release youth-services plan Vancouver Sun: Youth mental health services failed aboriginal teen who committed suicide CBC News: System fails Aboriginal youth with huge waits, confusion, says MORE