Last Friday we heard about how poverty can isolate and silence a person. But after last Friday's special
, many people found their voice. The emails, the voice messages, the heartfelt reaction overwhelmed us all.
So today we dedicated the program to a special call-In edition to hear what it is like to be poor in Canada.
West Coast poet Lorna was our guest host for a program concentrating on the ten-percent - at Least 10% of Canadians are poor.
The 10% have their say - Mail/Response to Friday
Poet Lorna Crozier and Rob Rainer, the Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty joined Anna Maria in studio to share some response from our Friday special that prompted this call-in. And meet Filmmaker Nance Ackerman, her documentary Four Feet Up
looks at child poverty through the eyes of one child, 8 year-old Isaiah from Nova Scotia. (Read More)
Pt 2: The 10% have their say: Phone Calls Pt 1
We opened the phone lines for a special phone-in edition for the remaining hour of our program. We're asking: what's it like being poor in Canada?
Poet Lorna Crozier and Rob Rainer, Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty joined Anna Maria in studio to help field your calls. (Click here for a list of all time zones)
Pt 3: The 10% have their say: Phone Calls Pt 2
We continued our call-in to address the reality of poverty in Canada by dedicating the rest of our program to the experiences shared by many Canadians who are poor
, surviving with little and living at/or below the poverty line. (Click here for a list of all time zones)