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Fighting Poverty, the series

Low Wages #1, from December 2
This Friday, we're hosting our annual fundraiser for GTA food banks. We're also talking about what it will take to get rid of the demand for food banks. We begin this morning with some voices from a rally in downtown Toronto, organized by the Ontario Federation of Labour, to demand the minimum wage be raised to $14.00. Mary Wiens spoke to several people at the rally about jobs that keep them below the poverty line.
Listen audio (runs 6:12)

Low Wages #2, from December 3
Mary Wiens spoke with a man who worked as a cook for 25 years and can now barely afford to put food on his own table.
Listen audio (runs 6:25)

Stronger Advocates, December 4
Matt Galloway speaks with Kathy Salisbury, member of one of the city's wealthiest congregations at Fairlawn United Church, about why she thinks people of faith need to become stronger advocates for change when it comes to food security.
Listen audio (runs 4:58)

Guaranteed Annual Income, from December 5
Matt Galloway spoke with Hugh Segal. He is the Conservative Senator for Kingston-Frontenac-Leeds.
Listen audio (runs 6:58)

Church Advocacy, December 12
Matt Galloway spoke with Archbishop Fred Hiltz External Site. He is the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Listen audio (runs 6:26)

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