MLA from Surrey-Fleetwood Lives on Welfare for Month

“Jagrup Brar, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood accepted the Challenge to live on $610 for the month of January. He is spending half the month in Surrey and half in Vancouver. While his experiences are not the same as people on living on welfare as he was in good mental and physical health when he started and he knows it will end after a month, none the less he will live on $610 and discover how little money that is. He is also meeting many other people on welfare and in poverty and learning of their experiences.” From http://mlaonwelfare.com/

To learn more about Jagrup Brar’s experiences click here and here.

What do you think about BC’s Welfare rates? Could you survive on $610.00 for a month or more? 


Photograph by: Ward Perrin, PNG 
The Province Newspaper, January 30 2012

“Jagrup Brar, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood accepted the Challenge to live on $610 for the month of January. He is spending half the month in Surrey and half in Vancouver. While his experiences are not the same as people on living on welfare as he was in good mental and physical health when he started and he knows it will end after a month, none the less he will live on $610 and discover how little money that is. He is also meeting many other people on welfare and in poverty and learning of their experiences.” From http://mlaonwelfare.com/

To learn more about Jagrup Brar’s experiences click here and here.

What do you think about BC’s Welfare rates? Could you survive on $610.00 for a month or more? 


Photograph by: Ward Perrin, PNG 
The Province Newspaper, January 30 2012