PFS In the News

 Federal and Provincial Leadership Needed to Address Poverty

 PFS media release, October 15, 2015. PFS press release – Oct 15, 2015 – final

Provincial Poverty Strategy: Comprehensive Plan Needed.

PFS media release PFS press release – Dec 18 2014

“Demand on Sask. food banks growing and widening.” Reported by CBC Saskatchewan, December 5, 2014

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/demand-on-sask-food-banks-growing-and-widening-1.2860959

“Group looks to get rid of poverty in Saskatchewan.” Reported by 620 CKRM, October 18, 2014

http://620ckrm.com/ckrm-on-air/ckrm-local-news/6161-group-looks-to-rid-of-poverty-in-saskatchewan 

Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry media conference October 17, 2012.

Leader Post article “Talk not enough when it comes to poor, says Regina anti-poverty advocate”
By David Fraser, Regina Leader-Post, October 18, 2012.

Communities Respond report launch – October 14, 2012

PFS media release PFS Media Release Oct 12, 2012 – final – 2

CKOM – Saskatoon coverage. http://www.newstalk650.com/story/organization-calls-province-wide-strategy-poverty/79515

Lead story on Global News http://www.globalregina.com/

Radio-Canada http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/saskatchewan/2012/10/15/003-pauvrete-rapport-saskatchewan.shtml

Regina Leader Post article – this article was on the Front page of the Leader Post the next day. http://www.leaderpost.com/Report+details+plan+tackle+poverty+Saskatchewan/7394120/story.html

“Saskatchewan group releases report on growing poverty problem in province: Widest gap between poor and rich in Saskatchewan history”. Reported by Bre McAdam. Posted October 18, 2010 – 5:11pm, Newstalk 980 CJME. http://www.newstalk980.com/story/20101018/42007

“More than 140,000 people in Sask. affected by poverty: Poverty Free Saskatchewan”. By Angela Hall, The Leader-Post, Regina, October 18, 2010.  http://www.leaderpost.com/business/More+than+people+Sask+affected+poverty+Poverty+Free+Saskatchewan/3690431/story.html#ixzz17C0P8QdF And second title “Reports Seeks action on poverty”, October 19, 2010. Article also carried in: Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette.

Other coverage of PFS document launch, plus many organizational websites.

Act Up in Sask http://www.actupinsask.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=861&Itemid=2

Nation Talk http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=37229

Making Saskatchewan Poverty Free”. Article in November 2010 edition of Engage!, a publication of the Tamarack Institute. Website http://tamarackcommunity.ca/index.php#2 PDF version http://tamarackcommunity.ca/downloads/engage/vol7issue10.pdf

“Food and shelter in high demand”. Editorial. The Leader-Post, Regina, November 18, 2010, page B7 . http://www.leaderpost.com/opinion/Food+shelter+high+demand/3846112/story.html

“Setting goals for kids: Charter reminds society of a child’s basic needs”. The Leader-Post,  Regina,  November 18, 2010, page A3. http://www.leaderpost.com/story_print.html?id=3846074&sponsor=

“Federal parties unite in call for anti-poverty strategy” by Norma Greenaway, Postmedia News: Thursday, November 18, 2010. http://www.globalsaskatoon.com/world/Federal+parties+unite+call+anti+poverty+strategy/3848748/story.html
“To end poverty, guarantee everyone in Canada $20,000 a year. But are you willing to trust the poor?” Globe & Mail feature on basic income, Friday November 19, 2010. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/to-end-poverty-guarantee-everyone-in-canada-20000-a-year-but-are-you-willing-to-trust-the-poor/article1806904/

“Anti-poverty strategy needed”.Letter to the editor by Kirk Englot and Sydney Bell, The Leader-Post,  Regina, November 24, 2010. http://www.leaderpost.com/business/Anti+poverty+strategy+needed/3875202/story.html“Number of seniors living in poverty soars nearly 25%”,by Joe Friesen, Demographics Reporter, Globe and Mail, Thursday November 25, 2010. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/number-of-seniors-living-in-poverty-soars-nearly-25/article1812798/

“Why food bank use is increasing, despite a reduction in poverty”. Commentary by Rick August, The Leader-Post,  Regina, November 25, 2010, page B10. http://www.leaderpost.com/life/food+bank+increasing+despite+reduction+poverty/3880668/story.html

“Food banks the result of poverty”. Letter to the editor by Jim W. Elliott, The Leader-Post,  Regina, December 2, 2010, pageB7. http://www.leaderpost.com/opinion/letters/Food+banks+result+poverty/3914840/story.html

“Too Little, Too Late: Life doesn’t go on for a slum apartment’s former tenant”. Stephen LaRose. Prairie Dog Magazine. Accessed December 4, 2010. http://www.prairiedogmag.com/news/?c=newswatch&id=548

“Project design to get young First Nations off welfare is piloted in Sask”. By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, December 3, 2010  http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Project+design+young+First+Nations+welfare+piloted+Sask/3926418/story.html.  “Active measures: Getting First Nations into the job market”. By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, December 4, 2010.  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Active+measures/3927120/story.html

“Documentary tells story of Saskatoon’s homeless”. Jeremy Warren, The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon. Friday, December 03, 2010 http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/local/story.html?id=7bc1b788-61aa-4233-839f-c9baadc875a1 See the documentary at  http://Youtube.com/homelessinsaskatoon

“Sask. voter ID requirement must not impede democracy”. Editorial. The Leader-Post, Regina, December 2, 2010, page B7. http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Sask+voter+requirement+must+impede+democracy/3914839/story.html?id=3914839

“Voter ID issues”. By Simon Enoch. The Leader-Post,  Regina, December 4, 2010. http://www.leaderpost.com/opinion/Voter+issues/3927973/story.html

“Toque Tuesday tackles homelessness”. By Jan Vanriper, The Leader-Post, Regina, December 8, 2010. http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Toque+Tuesday+tackles+homelessness/3942890/story.html

“CEO calls for food allowance”. By Tim Switzer, The Leader-Post, Regina, December 8, 2010.  http://www.leaderpost.com/news/calls+food+allowance/3942876/story.html Also includes call for an anti-poverty strategy.

“More action sought on homelessness”. By Jeremy Warren, Saskatchewan News Network, Postmedia News. The Regina Leaderpost. December 15, 2010. http://www.leaderpost.com/news/More+action+sought+homelessness/3978506/story.html#ixzz19S8s35IK

Saskatchewan Child Welfare Review. December 16, 2010. www.saskchildwelfarereview.ca

“To Beat Back Poverty, Pay the Poor”. By Tina Rosenberg. New York Times. January 3, 2011.http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/to-beat-back-poverty-pay-the-poor/?emc=eta1 Commentary on the success of conditional cash transfer programs used in Brazil, Mexico and other countries.

“B.C. child poverty at play in 21 child deaths: children’s advocate “. By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press, Victoria, Jan. 27, 2011. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-child-poverty-at-play-in-21-child-deaths-childrens-advocate/article1885671/

“George Abbott calls for child poverty reduction plan”. By Ian Bailey, Vancouver. The Globe and Mail. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 5:39PM EST. Last updated Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 10:45PM EST. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/george-abbott-calls-for-child-poverty-reduction-plan/article1886993/

“Wanted: a government with the will to tackle child poverty”. By Gary Mason, Vancouver. The Globe and Mail. Published Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 8:16PM EST. Last updated Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 2:05PM EST http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/gary_mason/wanted-a-government-with-the-will-to-tackle-child-poverty/article1887244/

“Low incomes an extra burden for those with disabilities”. Letter to the editor. By Judy Hannah. The Regina Leader-Post. February 1, 2011. Page B6. http://www.leaderpost.com/business/incomes+extra+burden+those+with+disabilities/4201172/story.html

“Poor policies led to rental sector crisis”. Letter to the editor. By Gord Archibald. The Regina Leader-Post. February 5, 2011. Page B7. http://www.leaderpost.com/business/Poor+policies+rental+sector+crisis/4230150/story.html

“Program to help renters become homeowners”. By David Hutton, Saskatchewan News Network; Postmedia News, February 8, 2011. Page A6. http://www.leaderpost.com/business/Program+help+renters+become+homeowners/4241189/story.html

“City provides home loans: Program supplies mid-income renters with down payment”. By David Hutton, The StarPhoenixFebruary 9, 2011. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/City+provides+home+loans+program+help+income+renters+homes/4241413/story.html

“Saskatoon program not coming to Regina”. By Joe Couture, The Regina Leader-Post. February 10, 2011. Page A3. http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Saskatoon+program+coming+Regina/4255261/story.html

“One Per Cent Home Sweet Home”. By Gregory Beatty. Prairie Dog Magazine. Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:19:40 PM. http://www.prairiedogmag.com/?p=18814

“Province announces $34M for affordable housing”. By Angela Hall, The Regina Leader-Post. February 18, 2011. http://www.leaderpost.com/life/Province+announces+affordable+housing/4312101/story.html

“NDP would adopt some form of rent control: leader”. By Angela Hall, The Regina Leader-Post, February 23, 2011. http://www.leaderpost.com/business/would+adopt+some+form+rent+control+leader/4329448/story.html

“New Democrats release draft final report on policy consultations – A Rooted and Growing Vision”. Published February 25, 2011. http://www.saskndp.ca/news?id=865 (The report references the PFS document “Let’s Do Something About Poverty” as a source.)

“Report finds poverty myths rampant”. By Shannon Proudfoot, Postmedia News. March 1, 2011 8:30 AM. http://www.leaderpost.com/business/Report+finds+poverty+myths+rampant/4362957/story.html