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Canada's largest city has a world-class problem with poverty, and yet we hope that maybe, just maybe, it will go away. Rest assured it's not. Far from an old-school approach to budgeting, we need leadership and new approaches to revenue generation unless we want to be paying for the growing costs of poverty for years to come.
Campaign 2000, an anti-poverty group, is hoping to put poverty issues into the campaign spotlight as the federal election looms.
TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford says he won't put up with any poverty activists who try to disrupt work at a civic centre in downtown Toronto.Members of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty have been holdin...
I never thought that I would be thinking about treasures while making a documentary about poverty. But life is full of surprises, and last August I found myself scrupulously examining the most-prized possessions of Toronto's poor. And I must say, I was impressed.
I spoke with a dozen of homeless people in Toronto. Almost all had treasures of some sort: a photo of a daughter, letters written before life on the street, a cherished dream about a slice of cheese cake or a bowl of salad. It was uplifting when people on the streets of Toronto told us that mostly they valued things of a non-material nature.