Reverend Al and Victoria Street Life, Stephen Portman from Together Against Poverty Society, Chris Cook and “What in the World?”

Victoria BC is internationally recognized as a tourist destination, and a good one at that.  It’s a beautiful city surrounded by whatever’s left of the wilderness, in a province that recently boasted a surplus.  It’s also home to a significant population of homeless people, with many disabled people living in poverty and growing numbers of working poor.  Provincial welfare, disability, and minimum wage rates contribute to the highest child poverty rate in Canada (for over 10 years).  On today’s program I speak with Reverend Al who’s been working directly with the city’s most vulnerable for 35 years, with Stephen Portman representing TAPS who provide various forms of advocacy, and a rebroadcast of a segment originally broadcast at Co-op Radio featuring Iglika Ivanova, a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, to analyze the recent provincial budget.  Also, Chris Cook and “What in the World?!”

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About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at cfuv.ca (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.
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