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MOST RECENT COVERAGE

Mai Eaglespeaker's Speech at Why Your Vote Counts: Women's Equality & BC's Provincial Election on April 1st, 2017, published in the Georgia Straight online: 

http://www.straight.com/news/889901/mai-eaglespeaker-lack-stable-affordable-housing-and-childcare-keeps-families-poverty

Kendra Milne, key note speaker at Why Your Vote Counts: Women's Equality & BC's Provincial Election on April 1st, 2017, sister speech framing Mai's lived experience with facts and info: 

http://www.straight.com/news/892566/kendra-milne-bc-government-has-dropped-ball-protecting-human-rights-women

SMA Co-Founder represents BC CEDAW Group at UN In Geneva for women's rights review of Canada in October 2016: http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2016/10/25/single-mothers-alliance-takes-bc-women-rights-to-un.html

The Guardian coverage of CEDAW Committee's review of Canada in October 2016: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/canada-women-un-ranking-discrimination-justin-trudeau

SMA member and spokeswoman Amanda Mackay spoke with The Globe and Mail about life on welfare and the recent changes to the MSP for single parents and children, and addressed BC's need for a comprehensive poverty reduction plan.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-announces-funding-boost-for-children-in-government-care/article28776987/

The End of the Clawback

Vancouver Sun article interview with the Single Mothers' Alliance

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Social+welfare+What+budget+means+families+people+need/10820701/story.html

CBC BC article on SMA, child poverty:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/child-poverty-on-rise-in-b-c-says-first-call-coalition-report-card-1.2847293

CBC Early Edition, SMA, with Rick Cluff:

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/ID/2614095496/

Georgia Straight online editorial/transcript of SMA First Call press conference speech: 

http://www.straight.com/news/776596/viveca-ellis-child-poverty-bc-policy-failure-crisis

Anna Chudnovsky: First Call speech on child poverty at Strathcona Elementary:

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/11/25/Child-Poverty-No-Numbers-Game/

CBC radio: BC Almanac clawback feature and call-in (clawback story starts at the 20 minute mark):

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/bcalmanac_20141125_25489.mp3

Becky Bodo, and SMA in the Globe and Mail, Wendy Stueck:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/advocacy-group-calls-for-bc-to-do-more-on-child-poverty/article21743170/

Daphne Bramham on child poverty, the Vancouver Sun:

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/Daphne+Bramham+continues+receive+failing+grade+child/10410413/story.html

Adrienne Montani, The Province, editorial:

http://blogs.theprovince.com/2014/11/24/adrienne-montani-government-naction-leaves-20-per-cent-of-b-c-kids-poor/

 

Ed Broadbent: Editorial, Globe and Mail, on child poverty:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/canada-has-failed-to-create-equality-of-opportunity/article21704778/

Jim Sinclair, Editorial, raising minimum wage to $15.00 an hour:

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Opinion+must+raise+minimum+wage/10409906/story.html

 

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Breakfast television: 'Single moms sue the government':

http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/3842794466001/

The Vancouver Sun: 'Single moms suing government over support payment claw back'

http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=10292274

The Tyee: 'Single Moms Sue BC', October 15th, 2014:

http://m.thetyee.ca/News/2014/10/15/Single-Moms-Sue-BC/?utm_source=editor-tweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=151014

Barbara Fitzgerald: 'Children Need and Deserve Our Help'

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Opinion+Children+need+deserve+help/10208884/story.html

Thursday, August 6th: SMA co-founder Frances Stone on CKNW Morning Show with Jay Durant 

https://soundcloud.com/cknwnewstalk980/cknw-morning-news-august-7-helping-single-mothers-put-food-on-the-table

August 6th/7th: Single Mothers' Alliance in The Georgia Straight: 

http://www.straight.com/news/700426/single-mothers-alliance-bc-forms-fight-child-poverty

July 29th: Trish Garner's editorial in The Georgia Straight: http://bit.ly/1lyDbvU

The Vancouver Sun's recent two-part series on $10-A-Day-Childcare in BC:

Sunday, July 19th, 2014: http://bit.ly/1lsibqi

Monday, July 20th, 2014: http://bit.ly/1rznkV5

Adrienne Montani's Editorial on MCFD poverty reduction pilot project, Vancouver Sun, June 17th:

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Opinion+embarrassing+stance+poverty/9941797/story.html

http://firstcallbc.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/first-calls-vancouver-sun-op-ed-an-embarrassing-stance-on-poverty/

#EndtheClawback CAMPAIGN COVERAGE

Will the conversation actually start:

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Victoria+quietly+pledges+consultations+controversial+child+support+clawback+policy/9952395/story.html

Constituents in Maple-Ridge Pitt Meadows push for Liberal clawback discussion:

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Liberal+push+debate+child+support+clawback/9869097/story.html

Liberal convention stirrings, May 26th:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-liberal-mlas-take-up-ndps-child-support-clawback-battle/article18818450/

Gary Mason in the Globe and Mail, May 27th, on BC's child poverty record: 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/there-is-no-greater-blight-on-bcs-record-than-its-failure-to-address-child-poverty/article18877761/

Mother's Day BC Acorn End the Clawback rally:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1324519/low-income-activists-protest-government-clawbacks-to-child-support-in-b-c/

BC Acorn Ministry of Social Development rally April 22nd:

http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=9764451

Keith Baldry, April 18th, North Shore News:

http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/columnists/baldry-low-income-families-feel-the-pinch-1.975660

Times Colonist editorial on 'cheapskate' clawback policy, April 15th:

http://ht.ly/3jiF4G

Government Factsheet on the FMEP and the Clawback:

http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/ministries/social-development-social-innovation/factsheets/factsheet-bcs-family-maintenance-program-and-income-assistance.html

Vaughn Palmer, Van Sun, April 10th: 'What one hand of government gives, the other takes away":

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Vaughn+Palmer+makes+persuasive+case+that+clawback+child+support+payments+make+life+hard/9726133/story.html

Times Colonist, single mothers in the legislature, April 9th:

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/world/child-support-clawback-hurting-families-ndp-says-1.949538

Hansard poverty discussion, April 7th, 2014 (starts 1100):

http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/40th2nd/20140407am-House-Blues.htm

BC Acorn's Rachel Goodine on clawback, single mothers, PWD:

http://politicsrespun.org/2013/10/bcs-child-support-clawback-hurts-kids/

http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/03/27/BC-Disability-Clawbacks/

SINGLE MOTHER ISSUES 

BC's poorest family group:

http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/02/28/BC-Single-Mom-Poverty/

Single Mothers' Alliance Co-Founder Frances Stone in the Tyee, November 26th, 2014:

http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/11/26/BC-Single-Mother-Poverty/

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2013/11/26/BC-single-moms-the-poorest-of-them-all-First-Call/

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Single+mothers+face+unique+significant+challenges/8363000/story.html

http://www.straight.com/mothers-under-siege

SINGLE MOTHER STIGMA WATCH

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/opinion/sunday/domestic-violence-and-two-parent-households.html?_r=0

$10 A DAY CHILDCARE CAMPAIGN NEWS 

http://www.straight.com/news/359076/bc-child-care-advocates-say-sector-crisis

http://www.straight.com/news/rita-chudnovsky-plan-10-day-childcare-striking-chord-bc

BC POVERTY REDUCTION ACT ADVOCACY PROGRESS

Bill M212 Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act tabled, May 6th, 2014:

http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/40th2nd/20140506am-House-Blues.htm#159:1005

http://www.policynote.ca/poverty-reduction-act-tabled-by-opposition-in-the-bc-leg/

http://www.thevalleyvoice.ca/Voice%20Stories/february%202014/bc-poverty-reduction-coalition%20wants-action%20-%20feb-12-2014.htm

 

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