On this episode we visit our latest Vital Topic: Gaps in our Social Safety Net. This report looks at how programs designed to help vulnerable populations have been trimmed or reworked by various governments. The result is a complicated system of services that can be nearly impossible for those in need to access or maintain.
Our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with Erick Ambtman, Nadine Chalifoux and Karen Bruno to learn more about what it means to navigate assistance and programing when you are struggling to make ends meet.
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Music for the Gaps in the Social Safety net story is The Winner Takes It by Crowander.