Gaming grant cuts force Kelowna Women’s Centre to close doors

And now for something that has nothing to do with cops…

This story about how the  Kelowna Women’s Centre closed its doors for a month while it figures out how to survive in the face of funding cuts, ran in today’s Globe.

It’s kind of crazy to me that when the economy tanks, governments take money away from services that help those with the least, so that they don’t have to raise taxes for those with the most (and in many cases keep cutting them) and don’t have to forgo such “necessities” like a new $500 million roof for B.C. Place.

The key to solving poverty is to make it a priority. We have to focus on the problem directly and dedicate resources to it, rather than hoping it will be solved as a happy byproduct of making B.C. an attractive place for investors.

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