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Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

Published February 11, 2017, in the Vancouver Sun by Adrienne Montani, Faith Bodnar, Sherry Sinclair and Sharon Gregson As families across British Columbians celebrate the 5th annual B.C. Family Day, it’s a welcome opportunity to spend extra time together, have some fun and celebrate all the wonderful reasons our families are important MORE


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First Call in the News – 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card

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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First Call in the News – July 2016

Times Colonist: Trevor Hancock: Poverty serious detriment to public health Vancouver Sun: Opinion: B.C.’s child labour laws make Canada look bad Chilliwack Progress: Clawback of mat leave pay ‘discriminatory’ says Chilliwack woman Vancouver Sun: Living wage proponents look to spark national movement with pay increases News 1130: New Canada Child MORE


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First Call in the News – June 2016

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News: City of Parksville votes to certify as a Living Wage for Families employer Maple Ridge News: Pitt Meadows looks at living wage Province: Adrienne Montani: Maternity benefits clawback unfair to women Foodable: Failure to launch: Canada’s no-tipping trend Capture Queue: SPARC BC’s Scott Graham on his work MORE


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First Call in the News – May 2016

Common Law Radio: The living wage explained Vancouver Sun: Stephen Hume: B.C. premier’s unseemly money grab an insult to her constituents United Church Observer: Spare the rod, protect the child Co-op Radio-Media Mornings: Deanna Ogle – Living Wage Campaign Tyee: BC’s 80 Cent Wage Hike Won’t Lift Workers from Poverty, MORE


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First Call in the News – April 2016

Province: Guest Column: Fed’s new child benefit helps lower living wage See also Living wage calculation release news roundup Co-op Radio-Media Mornings: Tues Apr 5 – Mike Lombardi – Adrienne Montani – Advocating for Children and Youth Fairchild TV: 26 Magazine – Story on spanking including Repeal 43(Chinese) Chronicle Herald MORE


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Federal budget 2016 takes aim at child poverty, misses early childhood urgency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2016 First Call Coalition members were looking for a 2016 federal budget that put Canada’s children and youth first and that ensured that BC’s children and youth have the resources they need to thrive. We were heartened by a number of new commitments for MORE


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First Call in the News – March 2016

Kelowna Now: Poverty Simulation Gives Kelowna Residents a ‘Month’ of Tough Choices Georgia Straight: With election comimg up next, B.C. NDP makes no promise yet to increase welfare rates Vancity Buzz: Raising minimum wage won’t help reduce poverty: study Vancouver Sun Opinion: Low-wage workers deserve more than old messaging — MORE