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News brief: Mother of terminally ill boy has power cut

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Last week citizen reporter and poverty activist Jodi Brown reported on the predicament of Samantha Monaghan, mother of six-year old son Luc, who has a terminal illness. Today things got really bad.

Samantha struggled to keep her family fed and sheltered on social assistance until Community Services cut her off and ordered her to repay $31,000 in earnings she allegedly did not disclose. The story was first reported by CBC’s Angela MacIvor

These facts are being disputed, but today Jodi reports that Nova Scotia Power has cut their power. Some of the machinery that Luc needs requires electricity, so this is very bad news, Jodi Brown reports.

Check out Jodi’s Facebook Page: Nova Scotia Housing Tenants

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