Poverty Reduction

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Aug 14, 2018
 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr

Why are people destitute in Canada?

A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
Blog
Sep 6, 2016
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Ontario payday loan reforms: A drop in the bucket

Tom Cooper
The Ontario government has announced some modest reforms to lower the outrageous interest rates charged to customers of payday loan companies. It's a step in the right direction, but is it enough?
Blog
Mar 30, 2016

Who's doing what about poverty reduction in Manitoba?

Shauna MacKinnon
For Manitobans concerned about poverty, there will be much to consider when sorting through political party platforms and promises in search of a meaningful poverty reduction plan.

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