Make Poverty History

February 2005 saw a wide cross-section of charities, trade unions, faith groups, students, academics, literary, artistic and sports leaders launch Make Poverty History, a campaign against poverty. At the launch, wearing white bands, the symbol of the campaign, actor Mary Walsh, singer Tom Cochrane, Olympian Anna van der Kamp and United Nations special envoy Stephen Lewis explained that Make Poverty History is calling for more and better aid; fair trade rules; the cancellation of 100% of the debt owed by the poorest countries; and an end to child poverty in Canada.