I am a staff lawyer at the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Part of my job is to represent people on welfare in cases challenging unfair welfare laws, policies and practices. I live in Vancouver.
Welfare rates are far too low in BC for people to be able to live with any dignity. Every day I hear about the struggles that people on welfare face as a result of having virtually no money. I have joined this challenge as I admire the work of the Raise the Rates campaign in bringing attention to the need to increase welfare rates and want to participate, even though it is just in a small way.