Members of the Working Group for a Livable Income (WGLI) were heartened to see the thought and effort the Arbings put into advocating for basic income in P.E.I. (Disjointed funding and food drives, May 13).
They shared their experiences and understanding of the costs of poverty, and how current efforts do not eliminate societal inequalities, but provide only fleeting and inadequate assistance to those who do not have enough money to live.
We see that these efforts, meant to be temporary, have become entrenched responses to hunger. We need to ask whether these efforts are effective, compassionate, and sustainable if we wish to eliminate poverty in our communities.
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