Senate report on poverty released

The Senate Subcommittee on Cities released an important new report on combating poverty in Canada. The timing comes just two weeks after the House of Commons passed a motion for the federal government to develop a plan for the elimination of poverty in Canada.

“We began this study by focusing on the most vulnerable city-dwellers in the country, those whose lives are marginalized by poverty, housing challenges and homelessness.” stated Senator Art Eggleton, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Cities. “As our research evolved, so too did our frustration and concern as we repeatedly heard accounts of policies and programs only making living in poverty more manageable – which essentially entraps people."

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The Senate Subcommittee on Cities
Dec 8, 2009