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Monday, March 28, 2005

Poverty - an election issue in BC

If you are in Vancouver or planning to be you may want to attend the Breaking Free conference on poverty in our province. The effort is to make Poverty an election issue.

Breaking Free

April 2-3, 2005

A Community Discussion on Poverty

April 2 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 East Hastings Street, at Commercial

This community discussion will bring together organizations working on poverty from a range of areas. Speakers on three panels will share who they are, what their mandate is, the hurdles they have faced, how they have overcome some of these hurdles , and the hurdles that remain. Participants will learn about policies that affect people in poverty, and organizational strategies aimed at making poverty a key election issue.

    Speakers confirmed for the Community Discussion include:
In the afternoon, we intend to work together to develop strategies that participants can take back to their organizations – strategies to ensure poverty is a key election issue.

A Political Dialogue on Poverty

April 3 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. - Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street at Seymour

Representatives from several provincial parties will share what they will do towards ending poverty in BC if elected in May. You can share your thoughts and ask questions that will bring poverty to the forefront of the election.

These are offered at no charge, but registration is required. Sign up now at or phone 604-986-9208 for more information or to register.

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