In Canada, 19 per cent of children are living in poverty and that number rises to nearly 50 per cent in single-parent families.
Alex Paterson, right, policy and research manager with the think tank Upstream, offers visitors to Parliament Hill an apple and a message about child poverty in Canada on Oct. 17, the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Citizens for Public Justice photograph by Jim McIntyre
OTTAWA—It’s about the children.
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