News - Media

March 12, 2015
Christy Clark`s statement last week that a $15 minimum wage would hurt small businesses was the subject of scrutiny in a story released this week in the Globe and Mail. The article looks at the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Media, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
February 11, 2015
On February 17, BC Finance Minister, Mike de Jong will deliver the 2015 budget speech for the province. The speech has wide ranging implications for government operations and citizens alike. In...
Keywords: Government Policy, Media, British Columbia
January 28, 2015
In a recent article, Iglika Ivanova, an economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives points out that income inequality continues to be a pressing issue for Canadians. Even though there...
Keywords: Media, Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 23, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its 2015 Gates Annual Letter this week. The letter, titled “Our Big Bet for the Future,” makes a bold prediction: “The lives of people in poor...
Keywords: Health, Human Rights, Media, Poverty Research, International
January 19, 2015
Oxfam International has just released a report which forecasts that the richest 1% of the global population will own more than half the world’s wealth by next year. Oxfam’s executive director is...
Keywords: Media, Poverty Research, International
June 11, 2009
For the last ten months, Penny from PovNet has been interviewing BC advocates about how they use PovNet and how it has changed the way they work as advocates. She has put together a digital story...
Keywords: Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
November 12, 2008
PovNet hosts a number of news feeds from over ninety mainstream and independent news sites, blogs, advocacy organizations, think tanks, non-profits and government sites (see our news sources). These...
Keywords: Media
January 30, 2008
CKUT, a community radio station out of McGill University, is hosting a Winter 2008: Homeless Marathon The sixth annual Homelessness Marathon will serve up 14 hours of people-powered radio,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, Québec
November 14, 2007
COA (Currents of Awareness) News is a non-profit online news network featuring diverse, credible independent news and current affairs. COA News can best be described as the portal to independent news...
Keywords: Media, International, United States
April 27, 2005
The Tyee has launched a "superblog" - a compilation of news items and stories related to the provincial election with the ability for reader comments.
Keywords: Media, Organizing, British Columbia