The problem with the federal government's new anti-poverty statement is that it includes no new poverty reduction measures.
Anti-poverty activists are calling Ontario's announcement of a basic income pilot project for low-income adults a positive first step, but say more must be done to help people living in poverty.
Labour leaders in Ontario are criticizing the provincial government's plans to pilot a guaranteed basic income, saying it doesn't address a broken social assistance system and precarious job market.
Low-income residents of Canada face a significant double standard when it comes to accessing banking services despite urgently wanting them.
People living on low income struggle to figure out how to pay for single TTC fares as well as monthly passes. Toronto should join other cities in providing a low-income pass.
Since 2007 the Manitoba government has undertaken a series of steps to regulate fringe banks like payday lenders and cheque-cashers, but there is still more to be done.
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Many consider this to be the "season of giving," but for the payday loan industry in Ontario, it seems to be their favorite season for taking.
The CCPA's State of the Inner City Report 2015 shows that important poverty-related indicators are improving and public investment in community-led initiatives is making a difference.
While having adequate income is the best solution to food insecurity, community-based educational programs that increase life skills, including food skills, can be part of an overall solution.