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Child Poverty Needs More Action, Less Talk

Megan Yarema | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Megan Yarema

In 1989 the federal government voted unanimously on a motion to end child poverty by the year 2000. Nothing happened. In 2009, another motion was unanimously passed in the House of Commons that called for the development of a national poverty strategy. Again nothing happened. Actions speak louder than words, and in this case there is deafening silence.

End Child Benefits And Lift 174,000 Kids Out Of Poverty?

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Ottawa should eliminate some cash payments and child tax benefits and credits offered to Canadian parents and instead direct the money to th...

What Happened To Canada's Promise To Eradicate Child Poverty?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Business

It has been more than 20 years since the House of Commons unanimously resolved to end child poverty by 2000, but a national advocacy grou...