Clarifying the facts on child poverty in Canada

Recent news stories suggest that the percentage of Canadian children living in poverty is on the rise and the child poverty rate is now 18.5 per cent. If true, this would certainly be a troubling state of affairs. In reality, however, child poverty in Canada is much rarer than the news stories suggest and has in fact been falling over the years.The figures that allegedly show a high rate of child poverty come from a report published by Campaign 2000, a coalition of anti-poverty groups dedicated to the elimination of child poverty in Canada. While Campaign 2000’s goal is undoubtedly

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