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Peter Biesterfeld

When Ontario’s basic income pilot project ends on March 31, more than 4,000 participants will be plunged back into a dysfunctional welfare system that penalizes them for simply being poor Read more

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Radish Commuter

To raise money for North York Harvest Food Bank, urban planner Josh Neubauer has worn a custom radish suit on his two-hour commute to and from work. This campaign, the Radish Commuter, calls attention to food insecurity in Toronto's inner suburbs. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The shortage of space in Toronto’s shelter system has taken a dangerous turn, and as conditions deteriorate activists say they’re left with no option but to escalate the struggle Read more

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Peter Biesterfeld

Council’s new advocate for the poor says the city has to have the courage to be honest with the public: tackling poverty is going to cost money Read more

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Needed investments in transit, poverty reduction and EI are historic, but the feds will need to increase revenues next time around to undo decades worth of costly Harper tax cuts Read more

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