Nelson-Creston MLA and Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Jagrup Brar who will be speaking in Nelson on Wednesday about welfare.

Mungall hosts ‘Life On Welfare in BC’ panel in Nelson

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall will be hosting Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Jagrup Brar for a panel discussion

Nelson-Creston 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.

The event goes tonight at Nelson’s Self Design High where Mungall will be interviewing Brar along with three local anti-poverty experts from the region. This event begins at 7 p.m.

“Jagrup has had a powerful experience, and he will be in our community to share his story and the hundreds of people he heard from 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 mlaonwelfare.com for more information on the challenge.

Local panelists rounding out the evening are Becky Quirk of Nelson’s Advocacy Centre, Nelson Committee on Homelessness co-ordinator Katie Tabor, and Aimee Watson who is the Food Security co-ordinator for Kaslo’s North Kootenay Lake Community Services.

 

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