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GINTA – World can be changed for the better and many are doing it already

IF YOU WERE TO SIT WITH US FOR DINNER on any given night, you would be privy to a recurrent conversation that surfaces whenever social issues such as poverty, violation of human rights and modern-day slavery, refugee and climate change-caused disasters are brought to our attention via news, books or any other sources: why don’t wealthy people help more?

And why do some choose to act in ways that take away from those who have little to begin with?

It’s disheartening to have to ask those questions. You may have read the latest in the case of foreign farm workers at the Golden Eagle Farm Group in Pitt Meadows.

The farm is owned by the billionaire Aquilini family, whose worth is estimated to be at $3.3 billion. More than 41 health and safety issues have been ongoing for the last four years on the farm, according to WorkSafe BC.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.

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About Mel Rothenburger (6799 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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