MLA Mungall hosts ‘Life On Welfare in BC’ panel with MLA Jagrup Brar

Posted: April 3rd, 2012

MLA Michelle Mungall will be hosting Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Jagrup Brar for a panel discussion that focuses on his experience doing the MLA Welfare Challenge where he lived on BC’s welfare rates this past January.

Wednesday April 11 at Nelson’s Self Design High, Mungall will be interviewing Brar along with three local anti-poverty experts from our region. This free event begins at 7pm.

“Jagrup has had a powerful experience, and he will be in our community to share his story and the hundreds of those he heard from people living everyday on BC’s welfare rates,” says Mungall. “If you’re interested in ending poverty, here’s your chance to hear how we can start doing it in BC.”

Brar garnered provincial attention in January of this year when he accepted Raise The Rates challenge to live on the current welfare rate of $610 for one month. Visit www.mlaonwelfare.com for more information on the challenge and to read Brar’s January blog.

Local panelists rounding out the evening are Becky Quirk of Nelson’s Advocacy Centre, Nelson Committee on Homelessness coordinator Katie Tabor, and Yvonne Borrows from The Salvation Army in Nelson.

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