When the government's poverty reduction strategy was released, it was accompanied by no new program announcements or enhancements, and not a penny in new spending, writes Joe Gunn, executive director of Citizens for Public Justice.
A delegation of faith and community leaders joined a dozen MPs, including Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Adam Vaughan, Sonia Sidhu, Sean Casey, Brigitte Sansoucy, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Tracey Ramsey, Alexandre Boulerice, Carol Hughes, on Parliament Hill to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Senators Kim Pate and Nancy Hartling were also on hand. Photograph courtesy of Citizens for Public Justice
On Oct. 17, the world commemorated the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty—but you could be forgiven for not noticing.
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