Posts by Sarah Leavitt

Sarah Leavitt

About Sarah Leavitt

Sarah Leavitt is a writer and cartoonist, and former Media and Publications Specialist at the CCPA-BC. Follow Sarah on Twitter

New look, same nerds.

May 19, 2016
Hello readers and followers! As you can see, we have a brand new look thanks to our fine friends at Affinity Bridge. We had two goals with the redesign. First was just to get a bit more in step with the times. Goodbye narrow columns and small font — hello white space, pretty pictures and… View Article

Honouring Dr Kerry Preibisch

Feb 2, 2016
Guest post by Janet McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Health Studies; Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University I am writing to honour the legacy of Dr Kerry Preibisch, a much loved University of Guelph professor who passed away on January 28th after a very courageous journey with cancer. Kerry was a mentor to me and… View Article

BC’s Workers Need a Human Rights Commission

Dec 10, 2014
Guest post by Devyn Cousineau Let me explain BC’s strategy for addressing discrimination. First, we ask someone to experience it. Then we ask that person to understand a complex area of law, investigate the facts and engage in a legal proceeding against their employer / landlord / service provider to enforce their rights. We ask… View Article

BC Budget 2013 News Release

Feb 19, 2013
We will be posting more commentary on the budget in the coming days; this is our news release from today’s budget lockup. Budget may be “balanced,” but lack of action on poverty, climate creates  serious social, environmental defecits (Victoria) The 2013 BC budget focuses on balancing the budget at the expense of British Columbians’ present… View Article

BC poverty rates highest in Canada, again

Jun 15, 2011
Statistics Canada released a report today on incomes across Canada in 2009. As First Call BC points out in their news release, key points for BC include: BC’s child poverty rate rose to 12 percent in 2009, the highest child poverty rate of any province for the eighth year in a row. The BC rate… View Article