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  • We’ve said this before

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    Aboriginal-led studies looking at health issues largely ignored By Yvonne Maracle The headline read: “Poverty, chronic disease plague city’s aboriginals.” It was in large print on the front page of the Spectator July 10. I was surprised to see such a headline, as I find that aboriginal issues rarely see the headlines or the front page, unless …

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  • Crackdown in the core is wrong approach, say poverty advocates

    Crackdown in the core is wrong approach, say poverty advocates

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    By Samantha Craggs Decision-makers hoping to stop loitering downtown risk criminalizing the poor and marginal, say social advocates. They say broader community solutions are needed, not a crackdown that excludes certain kinds of people from public spaces.  The city’s task force for cleanliness and security in the downtown is looking at a three-year pilot project that would …

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