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Provincial budget reveals no plan for cutting the social deficit

By Josh Brandon, chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba (A version of this article was originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press, April 19, 2017) Low income Manitobans were hoping that this year’s budget would offer a plan to help … Continue reading

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How Can Winnipeg Reduce Poverty?

Help Us Tell Mayor and Council What Matters The City of Winnipeg needs a poverty plan. Other cities have one. Come out and tell us what must be included in a poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg. Your input will inform the … Continue reading

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Poverty Reduction Plan for Winnipeg – Community Engagments

How Can Winnipeg Reduce Poverty? Help Us Tell Mayor and Council What Matters   The City of Winnipeg needs a poverty plan. Come out and tell us what must be included in a poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg.   Your … Continue reading

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Manitoba government falls behind on poverty commitments: no strategy in place for Budget 2017

Winnipeg, MB – February 21, 2017 During the April 12, 2016 televised election debate, Brian Pallister stated that “poverty is the number one issue for us in our province.” (CBC, Manitoba Leaders Debate: at 35:50) In the new government’s budget, … Continue reading

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Make Poverty History Manitoba Fundraising concert

March 16, 2017: Doors 7:15 pm, show starts at 8 pm. West End Cultural Centre 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Make Poverty History Manitoba is proud to announce our first-ever awareness-raiser and fundraiser, featuring: JD and the Sunshine Band Ila … Continue reading

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Raise EIA Basic Needs Budget

Make Poverty History Manitoba is partnering with community groups to ask the Provincial government to raise EIA basic needs rates. As part of a new comprehensive poverty reduction and social inclusion plan, we call on the Government of Manitoba to … Continue reading

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Federal Budget Submission 2017

Make Poverty History Manitoba has submitted a paper to the Government of Canada as part of its 2017 Budget consultation process. Our recommendations include priorities to reduce poverty across Canada, with particular reference to how they will impact low-income people … Continue reading

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