Georgia Straight: Living on $18 a week leaves welfare challenge participants intellectually drained and emotionally exhausted

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Quoted from the Georgia Straight:

Another politician who took the challenge was Melanie Mark, the NDP MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. Updates she posted on Facebook throughout the week provide a snapshot of day-to-day life on social assistance.

From day five: “Breakfast two pieces of peanut butter bread. Lunch plain toast with hard boiled eggs. Dinner chicken noodle soup.”

From day six: “Bowl of LIFE cereal for breakfast. Chicken noodle soup for dinner. Two hard boiled eggs for a snack.”

And from day seven: “Cup of tea, 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 pieces of dry toast for lunch. Chicken noodle soup for dinner.”

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