poverty

Bottles for change

For every six-pack of beer, 60 cents goes back into the pocket of the bottle collector. It’s a small profit that can require hours of picking before accumulating a few dollars, but for some, it’s a way to make ends meet.Continue...

PSAC 901 holds town hall over tuition freeze

PSAC 901, the union representing Queen’s graduate student workers, held a town hall on Jan. 23 addressing Principal Patrick Deane’s call for an end to the Ontario tuition freeze.Continue...

Even with positive representation, we can’t rely on film as drivers of social change

A recent Varsity article argues the film industry fails to accurately depict the realities of poverty. While this is true to a certain extent, we can’t expect more authentic movies to be the drivers for social change—that comes from legislation.Continue...

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to student poverty

Raising the minimum wage isn’t a solution to poverty, particularly poverty among student populations. As students who often work minimum wage jobs and struggle to make ends meet, pushing for a raise in minimum wage seemingly makes sense but we need to put more thought into its real implications.Continue...

QJ Politics: A case for basic income

Today, a staggering 14 per cent of the Canadian population live in poverty.

On its own, this number is worrisome, but considering this was precisely the same percentage of Canadians who...Continue...