Remember in the old cartoons, when something incredible happens and the character’s jaw literally drops until it hits the floor? That happened to me last week. The Liberal party announced they would be creating an Island-specific platform for the upcoming election, recognizing that there are regional issues facing Vancouver Island Continue Reading
“7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.” CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982, PART I, Legal Rights On Sunday, October 16, 2016, I joined MLA’s Melanie Mark and Spencer Chandra Herbert Continue Reading
This is my final blog for the Welfare Food Challenge. Thank you everyone so much for your comments.
I am nearing the end of the Welfare Food Challenge and I am almost out of food. Using the remainder of the chicken, rice and carrots, I made a soup. It’s time to Raise the Rates in BC. No one should go hungry.
Yesterday, I worked a long day and ran out of time to post my day 5 video. Here’s a quick recap: I am noticing how the weather can impact your level of hunger. When you are cold and wet, your body needs more calories to stay warm. It makes you Continue Reading
The 5th Annual Welfare Food Challenge started on Sunday, October 16, 2016. I am on Day 4 of this challenge. My goal is to raise awareness of BC’s low welfare rates and how they are forcing families into poverty and hunger. My food allowance for the week is $18 – Continue Reading
Today’s menu Breakfast: Free coffee at work. Lunch: Leftovers from last night with 2 pieces of bread and small amount of chicken. Dinner: Chicken sandwich. Again. Notes: on day 3, I notice that I’m hungry 2 hours sooner in the day as a result of no breakfast. I also note Continue Reading
It’s day 2 of the Welfare Food Challenge and already it’s tough. This morning, I managed to score a cup of coffee at work for free but lunch was abysmal. I had a chicken sandwich (cheat – mayonnaise from the fridge). Dinner tonight is No Name Brand mac & cheese Continue Reading
Today I started the Welfare Food Challenge. For one week, my food budget is only $18. The welfare food challenge is organized by Raise the Rates, a coalition of community groups that focuses on issues facing the less fortunate and homeless in British Columbia. Day 1.
I want to tell you a personal story about our healthcare system. My 4-year-old daughter, Athena, was born with a medical condition affecting her left hand. As a baby, she could not crawl or use her left hand. She required multiple surgeries at B.C. Children’s Hospital. Because of this condition, Continue Reading