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Laura Shields and  Lynda Trono are interviewed by CBC raido’s Ismaila Alfa, host of Up to Speed.

Laura is a 61-year-old woman who knows what it is like to live on $3.96 per day for food. Laura grew up in Winnipeg’s North End. From the age of 17 she worked in a number of factories on an assembly line. Later, she worked for the post office. Because of a slipped disc and twisted pelvis, Laura is unable to work. Her husband Lyle used to work selling the Winnipeg Free Press, but the paper stand at Hargrave Street and Portage Avenue closed down. With only a Grade 6 education, Lyle has been unable to find a stable job.  Laura is the woman who is featured on Hunger Free Manitoba’s postcard to Premier Pallister.

Lynda Trono is the Community Mnister at West Broadway C0mmunity Ministry and a member of Hunger Free Manitoba.