ENDING CHILD POVERTY IN CANADA
Almost 15 years ago, an all-party parliamentary resolution to end child poverty by the year 2000 was adopted. But the problem persists. Recent statistics tell us the child poverty rate in Canada remains stuck at 16 percent.
What can be done? Campaign 2000 represents some 90 social service, advocacy, labour, and faith organizations working to make elected officials live up to their promises to support children. Their new report is entitled Pathways to Progress: Structural Solutions to Address Child Poverty. It’s replete with detailed strategies that deserve our attention....