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A group of more than a hundred people gathered on the corner of Pandora Avenue and Quadra Street to bring attention to what they feel should be the number one issue during this provincial election at the Rally To End Poverty in B.C.
Remittances are big business. A remittance is a sum of money sent by global workers and immigrants to family and friends in their countries of origin. The World Bank estimates that globally in 2012, more than $400 billion US was remitted. Most of this money moved from individuals living and working in wealthy countries to relatives in middle- and low-income countries. To put this in context, global remittances in 2012 nearly equalled the annual global revenues of Walmart.
Tenants remaining in a Surrey apartment owned by a notorious landlord, who received an unprecedented fine last year for letting the building deteriorate, have been given eviction notices.
The notices were given on the Easter long weekend to tenants in about a dozen of the suites that remain occupied out of 31 at Kwantlen Park Manor, 12975 106 Ave.