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Jennifer Vallee on Poverty Reduction

April 09, 2014
Print

The Times Colonist has published an op-ed by SFU Dialogue student Jennifer Vallee. Valle’s article discusses the current issues with our welfare system and how the system should focus on alleviating poverty.

“The system should focus on alleviating poverty, but the province is concentrating on getting users to work. Many people on welfare are unable to work, due to illness or requirements such as fixed addresses, phones, transit passes and clothing. Attending jobs might interfere with getting access to free food and shelter. Consequently, getting a job may not be financially beneficial."

Read Vallee’s full opinion piece: B.C. needs a poverty-reduction strategy