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Federal Budget Must Invest in Ending Poverty

Written by Laura Read of Make Poverty History, Mark Fried of Oxfam, Chantal Havard of CCIC, Simon Lewchuk of Citizens for Public Justice, and Jennifer Slawich of Results Canada.A third of the world’s population, that’s 1.2 billion people, are currently living in extreme poverty. Many will go to bed hungry. Children will miss the chance to go to school. Parents will watch their children suffer from diseases we have the power to protect them from. Even in our own communities, 3 million Canadians are struggling to make ends meet. This unacceptable reality warrants nothing short of a fundamental shift in how we handle our federal budget.read more

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