Last Wednesday’s Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed by Pierre Poilievre, the Member of Parliament for Carleton, Ont., that leaves those of us working in the area of poverty eradication in Canada quite confounded. The article makes the claim that Stephen Harper’s government was successful at reducing poverty, while the Pierre Trudeau government was not. Yes, Pierre Trudeau, not Justin Trudeau. To back up his argument, Mr. Poilievre first refers to historical data from a poverty measure outlined by
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