House of Commons committee looks into poverty reduction

The HUMA Committee, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)in the House of Commons has released a summary on the federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada. It covers evidence on measuring poverty and poverty plans in Newfoundland & Labrador, Ireland, United Kingdom.

According to HUMA:

The committee has decided to wrap up its phase two examination of government poverty initiatives by inviting witnesses from HRDC, Quebec, Ontario and the United Kingdom to testify in the next few weeks.

Then, phase three will commence, inviting testimony from stakeholders. From a request made last year, over 150 organizations and individuals have already expressed an interest in appearing. MPs still have to make a decision on selecting witnesses and also for Committee travel to various regions. We will keep you all informed about those decisions. Regardless of whether an organization or individual is selected as a witness, anyone is welcomed to submit a brief to be included in this study.

Information about submitting a brief will be provided soon.

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