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Rally for a Poverty Free BC

Following a week of action organized by the BC Federation of Labour and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, a RALLY will take place.

Poverty and inequality facts

• BC is the only province in Canada without a poverty reduction plan.

• There are more than 700,000 British Columbians living in poverty.

• 500,000 BC workers earn poverty wages, less than $15 per hour

• One in five children in BC live in poverty.

• Income assistance rates for individuals have been frozen at $610 per month by the BC Liberals for the last 11 years.

• Failing to address poverty costs BC an estimated $8-9 billion per year in costs like health care, policing, and lost economic opportunities.

• A poverty reduction plan includes improvements to wages, welfare, housing, childcare, education, health and reducing barriers for members of equity seeking groups.

Visit povertyfreebc.ca for more information.

Event Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Event Time: Noon

Event Location: Vancouver Library Square, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC

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