CFN – How many of you reading this have lived under the poverty line? How many are living it now? Those on social assistance here in Ontario and across Canada have very little extra left from their income to buy food. Many rely on the kindness of strangers and food banks for survival.
Canadian writer and songstress Bif Naked helped create awareness Nationally recently when she championed the Raise the Rates campaign in British Columbia.
Bif lives in Beautiful BC now although is originally born in New Delhi! She grew up in Winnipeg. A strict raw food vegan she also is a survivor of Cancer.
She breaks it down to surviving on $3 per day for food. That’s less than the cost of a cup of coffee and muffin in many chain places that so many of us stop at every morning.
That’s only $21 per week. Of course malnutrition leads to medical care in short and the long term. Does it make any sense for people in this day and age to live on these amounts in a country like Canada in 2014?
TV interview with BIF
CFN asked Bif some questions as well which she graciously and kindly answered for us.